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taboret

[tab-er-it, tab-uh-ret, -rey] /ˈtæb ər ɪt, ˌtæb əˈrɛt, -ˈreɪ/
noun
1.
a low seat without back or arms, for one person; stool.
2.
a frame for embroidery.
3.
a small, usually portable stand, cabinet, or chest of drawers, as for holding work supplies.
4.
a small tabor.
Also, tabouret.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < French tabouret literally, small drum. See tabor, -et
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British Dictionary definitions for taboret

taboret

/ˈtæbərɪt/
noun
1.
a low stool, originally in the shape of a drum
2.
a frame, usually round, for stretching out cloth while it is being embroidered
3.
Also called taborin, tabourin (ˈtæbərɪn). a small tabor
Word Origin
C17: from French tabouret, diminutive of tabor
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Encyclopedia Article for taboret

type of armless and backless seat or stool. Early taborets were probably named for their cylindrical shape, which resembled a drum (Old French: tabour).

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