or tab·ou·ret

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

  1. a low seat without back or arms, for one person; stool.

  2. a frame for embroidery.

  1. a small, usually portable stand, cabinet, or chest of drawers, as for holding work supplies.

  2. a small tabor.

Origin of taboret

First recorded in 1650–60, taboret is from the French word tabouret literally, small drum. See tabor, -et

Words Nearby taboret Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use taboret in a sentence

  • 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
  • The maid came in and placed upon the fine marquetry taboret a heavy old silver tray.

    The Iron Ration | George Abel Schreiner
  • Tim placed the lighted lamp on the taboret, and the boys felt that they had done all that could be done under the circumstances.

British Dictionary definitions for taboret



/ (ˈtæbərɪt) /

  1. a low stool, originally in the shape of a drum

  2. a frame, usually round, for stretching out cloth while it is being embroidered

  1. Also called: taborin, tabourin (ˈtæbərɪn) a small tabor

Origin of taboret

C17: from French tabouret, diminutive of tabor

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