tabor

noun ta·bor \ ˈtā-bər \
variants: or less commonly tabour

Definition of tabor

: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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Origin and Etymology of tabor

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


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