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tambour
embroidery tambour

tam·bour

 (tăm′bo͝or′, tăm-bo͝or′)
n.
1. A drum or drummer.
2.
a. A small embroidery frame, usually made of wood or plastic, consisting of two concentric hoops between which fabric is stretched.
b. Embroidery made on such a frame.
3. A rolling front or top for a desk or table, consisting of narrow strips of wood glued to canvas.
4. Architecture See drum.
v. tam·boured, tam·bour·ing, tam·bours
v.tr.
To do (embroidery) on a frame consisting of two concentric hoops.
v.intr.
To embroider at or on such a frame.

[Middle English, from Old French, perhaps ultimately from alteration (influenced by Arabic ṭunbūr, ṭanbūr, tambura) of Arabic *tabbūl, hypocoristic form of ṭabl, drum, or ṭubūl, plural of ṭabl; see tabla, or perhaps ultimately from alteration (influenced by Arabic ṭunbūr, ṭanbūr) of Persian tabīr, tabīra, drum; probably akin to Middle Persian tumbag, and of imitative origin.]

tambour

(ˈtæmbʊə)
n
1. (Tennis) real tennis the sloping buttress on one side of the receiver's end of the court
2. (Knitting & Sewing) a small round embroidery frame, consisting of two concentric hoops over which the fabric is stretched while being worked
3. (Knitting & Sewing) embroidered work done on such a frame
4. (Furniture) a sliding door on desks, cabinets, etc, made of thin strips of wood glued side by side onto a canvas backing
5. (Architecture) architect a wall that is circular in plan, esp one that supports a dome or one that is surrounded by a colonnade
6. (Instruments) a drum
vb
(Knitting & Sewing) to embroider (fabric or a design) on a tambour
[C15: from French, from tabour tabor]

tam•bour

(ˈtæm bʊər, tæmˈbʊər)

n.
2. a circular frame consisting of two interlocking hoops in which cloth is stretched for embroidering.
3. embroidery done on such a frame.
4. a flexible shutter used as a desk top or door, composed of closely set wood strips attached to a piece of cloth, the whole sliding along in grooves.
v.t., v.i.
6. to embroider on a tambour.
[1475–85; < Middle French: drum « Arabic ṭanbūr lute < Medieval Greek pandoúra; compare bandore]

tambour


Past participle: tamboured
Gerund: tambouring

Imperative
tambour
tambour
Present
I tambour
you tambour
he/she/it tambours
we tambour
you tambour
they tambour
Preterite
I tamboured
you tamboured
he/she/it tamboured
we tamboured
you tamboured
they tamboured
Present Continuous
I am tambouring
you are tambouring
he/she/it is tambouring
we are tambouring
you are tambouring
they are tambouring
Present Perfect
I have tamboured
you have tamboured
he/she/it has tamboured
we have tamboured
you have tamboured
they have tamboured
Past Continuous
I was tambouring
you were tambouring
he/she/it was tambouring
we were tambouring
you were tambouring
they were tambouring
Past Perfect
I had tamboured
you had tamboured
he/she/it had tamboured
we had tamboured
you had tamboured
they had tamboured
Future
I will tambour
you will tambour
he/she/it will tambour
we will tambour
you will tambour
they will tambour
Future Perfect
I will have tamboured
you will have tamboured
he/she/it will have tamboured
we will have tamboured
you will have tamboured
they will have tamboured
Future Continuous
I will be tambouring
you will be tambouring
he/she/it will be tambouring
we will be tambouring
you will be tambouring
they will be tambouring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tambouring
you have been tambouring
he/she/it has been tambouring
we have been tambouring
you have been tambouring
they have been tambouring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tambouring
you will have been tambouring
he/she/it will have been tambouring
we will have been tambouring
you will have been tambouring
they will have been tambouring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tambouring
you had been tambouring
he/she/it had been tambouring
we had been tambouring
you had been tambouring
they had been tambouring
Conditional
I would tambour
you would tambour
he/she/it would tambour
we would tambour
you would tambour
they would tambour
Past Conditional
I would have tamboured
you would have tamboured
he/she/it would have tamboured
we would have tamboured
you would have tamboured
they would have tamboured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tambour - a frame made of two hoopstambour - a frame made of two hoops; used for embroidering
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
2.tambour - a drum
drum, membranophone, tympan - a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
Translations

tambour

[ˈtæmbʊəʳ] Ntambor m

tambour

n
(old Mus) → Trommel f
(on desk etc) → Rouleau nt, → Rollo nt

tam·bour

n. tambor.
1. tímpano del oído medio;
2. instrumento de precisión que se usa para registrar y transmitir movimientos ligeros tales como las contracciones peristálticas.
References in classic literature ?
Also say that I have altered my mind about the satin, which I wish to be tamboured with crochet-work; also, that tambour is to be used with monograms on the various garments.
Catherine knew all this very well; her great aunt had read her a lecture on the subject only the Christmas before; and yet she lay awake ten minutes on Wednesday night debating between her spotted and her tamboured muslin, and nothing but the shortness of the time prevented her buying a new one for the evening.
When such garments appear at auction they usually contain ecclesiastical clues, like the tamboured alb flounce featuring the Eucharist cup that sold, with other albs, for pounds 264 in Bonhams.