What does tambour mean?

Definitions for tambourˈtæm bʊər, tæmˈbʊər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tambour.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tambour, embroidery frame, embroidery hoop(noun)

    a frame made of two hoops; used for embroidering

  2. tambour(noun)

    a drum


  1. tambour(Noun)


  2. tambour(Noun)

    a circular frame for embroidery

  3. tambour(Noun)

    the capital of a Corinthian column

  4. Origin: From tambour

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tambour(noun)

    a kind of small flat drum; a tambourine

  2. Tambour(noun)

    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

  3. Tambour(noun)

    same as Drum, n., 2(d)

  4. Tambour(noun)

    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

  5. Tambour(noun)

    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

  6. Tambour(verb)

    to embroider on a tambour


  1. 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tambour

    tam′bōōr, n. a small, shallow drum: a frame on which muslin or other material is stretched for embroidering: a rich kind of gold and silver embroidery: silk or other stuff embroidered on a tambour: a cylindrical stone in the shaft of a column, a drum: a vestibule of timber-work serving to break the draught in a church-porch, &c.: a work formed of palisades, defending a gate, &c.—v.t. to embroider on a tambour.—v.i. to do tambour-work. [Fr. tambour. Cf. Tabour.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tambour in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tambour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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