or tab·ou·ret

[tab-er-it, tab-uh-ret, -rey]


a low seat without back or arms, for one person; stool.
a frame for embroidery.
a small, usually portable stand, cabinet, or chest of drawers, as for holding work supplies.
a small tabor.

Origin of taboret

First recorded in 1650–60, taboret is from the French word tabouret literally, small drum. See tabor, -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for taboret

Historical Examples of taboret

  • She carried her taboret in her hand, and came slowly towards me.

  • On a taboret by her side was a big pink box full of chocolates.

  • For example, a bread board or taboret top would require the enrichment in the margin with the center left free.

    Industrial Arts Design

    William H. Varnum

  • An inlaid Oriental taboret, on which were a gold cigarette-case and ash-tray, stood beside her on the red-tiled floor.

    The High Heart

    Basil King

  • She was lying in her steamer chair on the veranda of her house at the time; and by her side, on a taboret, stood a glass of water.

    The Locusts' Years

    Mary Helen Fee

British Dictionary definitions for taboret




a low stool, originally in the shape of a drum
a frame, usually round, for stretching out cloth while it is being embroidered
Also called: taborin, tabourin (ˈtæbərɪn) a small tabor

Word Origin for taboret

C17: from French tabouret, diminutive of tabor
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