noun Music.

  1. tabor.


  1. a small drum formerly used to accompany oneself on a pipe or fife.

verb (used without object)

  1. to play upon or as if upon a tabor; drum.

verb (used with object)

  1. to strike or beat, as on a tabor.


  1. Mount Tabor a mountain in N Israel, near Nazareth: traditionally regarded as the mountain where the Transfiguration took place. Height: 588 m (1929 ft)


  1. music a small drum used esp in the Middle Ages, struck with one hand while the other held a three-holed pipeSee pipe 1 (def. 7)

n.“small drum resembling a tamborine,” late 13c., from Old French tabour, tabur “drum” (11c.), probably from Persian tabir “drum,” but evolution of sense and form are uncertain. Related to tambourine.

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