taboret

taboret

[tab-er-it, tab-uh-ret, -rey]
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:
1650–60; < French tabouret literally, small drum. See tabor, -et

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taboret or tabouret (ˈtæbərɪt)
 
n
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.  taborin, Also called: tabourin a small tabor
 
[C17: from French tabouret, diminutive of tabor]
 
tabouret or tabouret (ˈtæbərɪt, ˈtæbərɪn)
 
n
 
[C17: from French tabouret, diminutive of tabor]

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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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