tabor

noun

ta·​bor ˈtā-bər How to pronounce tabor (audio)
variants or less commonly tabour
: a small drum with one head of soft calfskin used to accompany a pipe or fife played by the same person

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Illustration of tabor

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French, ultimately from Persian tabīr drum

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tabor was in 1587

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Cite this Entry

“Tabor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tabor. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

tabor

noun
ta·​bor ˈtā-bər How to pronounce tabor (audio)
: a small drum with one head used to accompany a pipe played by the same person

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