tambour

[tam-boo r, tam-boo r]
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noun

verb (used with or without object)

to embroider on a tambour.

Nearby words

  1. tamazight,
  2. tambac,
  3. tambala,
  4. tambo,
  5. tambora,
  6. tambour sound,
  7. tamboura,
  8. tambourin,
  9. tambourine,
  10. tambov

Origin of tambour

1475–85; < Middle French: drum ≪ Arabic tanbūr lute < Medieval Greek pandoúra; cf. bandore

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British Dictionary definitions for tambour

tambour

noun

real tennis the sloping buttress on one side of the receiver's end of the court
a small round embroidery frame, consisting of two concentric hoops over which the fabric is stretched while being worked
embroidered work done on such a frame
a sliding door on desks, cabinets, etc, made of thin strips of wood glued side by side onto a canvas backing
architect a wall that is circular in plan, esp one that supports a dome or one that is surrounded by a colonnade
a drum

verb

to embroider (fabric or a design) on a tambour

Word Origin for tambour

C15: from French, from tabour tabor

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