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tambour

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noun tam·bour \ˈtam-ˌbu̇r, tam-ˈ\

Definition of tambour

  1. 1 :  1drum 1

  2. 2a :  an embroidery frame; especially :  a set of two interlocking hoops between which cloth is stretched before stitchingb :  embroidery made on a tambour frame

  3. 3 :  a shallow metallic cup or drum with a thin elastic membrane supporting a writing lever used to transmit and register slight motions (such as arterial pulsations)

  4. 4 :  a rolling top or front (as of a rolltop desk) of narrow strips of wood glued on canvas

Origin and Etymology of tambour

Medieval French, drum, from Arabic ṭanbūr, modification of Persian tabīr


First Known Use: 15th century


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tambour

verb tam·bour

Definition of tambour

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to embroider (cloth) with tambour

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to work at a tambour frame

tambourer

noun

1774

First Known Use of tambour

1774

Other Handicraft Terms


Medical Dictionary

tambour

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noun tam·bour \ˈtam-ˌbu̇(ə)r, tam-ˈ\

Medical Definition of tambour

  1. :  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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