or taf·fe·rel

[taf-er-uh l, -uh-rel]

Origin of taffarel

1615–25; < Middle Dutch tafereel, variant (by dissimilation) of tafeleel < French (dial.) tavlel tableau
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Examples from the Web for tafferel

Historical Examples of tafferel

  • The tafferel of the schooner actually came in sight, when a little swell passed over it, leaving it for an instant in the trough.

    Jack Tier or The Florida Reef

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • I stood holding by the tafferel an hour, gazing on it with a childish delight and wonder.

    Pencillings by the Way

    N. Parker Willis

  • She was very heavily rigged, with her main mast raking over the tafferel, and full of men.

    Tom Cringle's Log

    Michael Scott

  • At this time Sir Oliver was looking out close by the tafferel, with his trumpet in his hand.

  • He then looked up with a languishing eye at little Dicky Phantom, whom Lennox was now holding on the tafferel.