[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
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Examples from the Web for tabouret
The tabouret was made for a seat, but it answered an admirable purpose for a foot-stool.Rollo in Paris
Suddenly his eyes fell on a tabouret that stood near his bed.
The man with the beard shot an admiring glance across the tabouret.The Place of Honeymoons
Every daughter of the house must sooner or later take a tabouret at Court.The Duchesse de Langeais
Honore de Balzac
The monarch pointed to a tabouret, but the peasant did not heed the invitation.The Mystery of the Lost Dauphin
Emilia Pardo Bazn
- 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
C17: from French tabouret, diminutive of tabor
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