- Music. a drum.
- a drum player.
- Also called tabaret. a circular frame consisting of two hoops, one fitting within the other, in which cloth is stretched for embroidering.
- embroidery done on such a frame.
- 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.
- Architecture. drum1(def 10).
- Court Tennis. a sloping buttress opposite the penthouse, on the hazard side of the court.
verb (used with or without object)
- to embroider on a tambour.
- real tennis the sloping buttress on one side of the receiver’s end of the court
- a small round embroidery frame, consisting of two concentric hoops over which the fabric is stretched while being worked
- embroidered work done on such a frame
- a sliding door on desks, cabinets, etc, made of thin strips of wood glued side by side onto a canvas backing
- architect a wall that is circular in plan, esp one that supports a dome or one that is surrounded by a colonnade
- a drum
- to embroider (fabric or a design) on a tambour