tambour


tambour

noun

  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. Architecture. drum1(def 10).
  7. Court Tennis. a sloping buttress opposite the penthouse, on the hazard side of the court.

verb (used with or without object)

  1. to embroider on a tambour.

noun

  1. real tennis the sloping buttress on one side of the receiver’s end of the court
  2. a small round embroidery frame, consisting of two concentric hoops over which the fabric is stretched while being worked
  3. embroidered work done on such a frame
  4. a sliding door on desks, cabinets, etc, made of thin strips of wood glued side by side onto a canvas backing
  5. architect a wall that is circular in plan, esp one that supports a dome or one that is surrounded by a colonnade
  6. a drum

verb

  1. to embroider (fabric or a design) on a tambour

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