tambour

[ tam-boo r, tam-boo r ]
/ ˈtæm bʊər, tæmˈbʊər /

noun

verb (used with or without object)

to embroider on a tambour.

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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
/ (ˈtæmbʊə) /

noun

verb

to embroider (fabric or a design) on a tambour

Word Origin for tambour

C15: from French, from tabour tabor
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