tabor

noun
ta·​bor | \ ˈtā-bər How to pronounce tabor (audio) \
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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First Known Use of tabor

1587, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tabor

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

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“Tabor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tabor. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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