Pronunciation: (tam'boor, tam-boor'), [key]
1. Music.a drum.
2. a drum player.
3. Also called tabaret. a circular frame consisting of two hoops, one fitting within the other, in which cloth is stretched for embroidering.
4. embroidery done on such a frame.
5. Furniture.a flexible shutter used as a desk top or in place of a door, composed of a number of closely set wood strips attached to a piece of cloth, the whole sliding in grooves along the sides or at the top and bottom.
6. Archit.drum1 (def. 10).
7. Court Tennis.a sloping buttress opposite the penthouse, on the hazard side of the court.

v.t., v.i.
to embroider on a tambour.

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