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.
  3. a small, usually portable stand, cabinet, or chest of drawers, as for holding work supplies.
  4. 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. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for tabouret



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

Word Origin for taboret

C17: from French tabouret, diminutive of tabor
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