tambour


1tam·bour

noun \ˈtam-ˌbr, tam-ˈ\

Definition of TAMBOUR

1
:  1drum 1
2
a :  an embroidery frame; especially :  a set of two interlocking hoops between which cloth is stretched before stitching
b :  embroidery made on a tambour frame
3
:  a shallow metallic cup or drum with a thin elastic membrane supporting a writing lever used to transmit and register slight motions (as arterial pulsations)
4
:  a rolling top or front (as of a rolltop desk) of narrow strips of wood glued on canvas

Origin of TAMBOUR

Middle French, drum, from Arabic ṭanbūr, modification of Persian tabīr
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

2tambour

verb

Definition of TAMBOUR

transitive verb
:  to embroider (cloth) with tambour
intransitive verb
:  to work at a tambour frame
tam·bour·er noun

First Known Use of TAMBOUR

1774

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, wrought

tam·bour

noun \ˈtam-ˌb(ə)r, tam-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TAMBOUR

: a shallow metallic cup or drum with a thin elastic membrane supporting a writing lever used to transmit and register slight motions (as arterial pulsations and peristaltic contractions)

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