[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
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
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.