Definitions for tambourˈtæm bʊər, tæmˈbʊər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tam•bourˈtæm bʊər, tæmˈbʊər(n.)
Category: Music and Dance
Ref: drum1 (def. 1). 1 1
a circular frame consisting of two interlocking hoops in which cloth is stretched for embroidering.
embroidery done on such a frame.
a flexible shutter used as a desk top or door, composed of closely set wood strips attached to a piece of cloth, the whole sliding along in grooves.
Ref: drum1 (def. 10). 1 10
(v.i.)to embroider on a tambour.
Origin of tambour:
1475–85; < MF: drum 蠐 Ar ṭanbūr lute < MGk pandoúra; cf. bandore
tambour, embroidery frame, embroidery hoop(noun)
a frame made of two hoops; used for embroidering
a circular frame for embroidery
the capital of a Corinthian column
Origin: From tambour
a kind of small flat drum; a tambourine
a small frame, commonly circular, and somewhat resembling a tambourine, used for stretching, and firmly holding, a portion of cloth that is to be embroidered; also, the embroidery done upon such a frame; -- called also, in the latter sense, tambour work
same as Drum, n., 2(d)
a work usually in the form of a redan, to inclose a space before a door or staircase, or at the gorge of a larger work. It is arranged like a stockade
a shallow metallic cup or drum, with a thin elastic membrane supporting a writing lever. Two or more of these are connected by an India rubber tube, and used to transmit and register the movements of the pulse or of any pulsating artery
to embroider on a tambour
In classical architecture, a tambour is the inverted bell of the Corinthian capital around which are carved acanthus leaves for decoration. The term also applies to the wall of a circular structure, whether on the ground or raised aloft on pendentives and carrying a dome, and to the drum shaped segments of a column, which is built up in several courses.
Translations for tambour
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a musical instrument constructed of skin etc stretched on a round frame and beaten with a stick
He plays the drums.
- drom, tromAfrikaans
- tamborPortuguese (BR)
- die TrommelGerman
- tromma, trumbaIcelandic
- davul, trampetTurkish
- 鼓Chinese (Trad.)
- کھال وغیرہ منڈھ کر تیار کیا ہوا مخروطی یا نیم کروی ساز، ڈھولUrdu
- cái trốngVietnamese
- 鼓Chinese (Simp.)
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