from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small drum, often having a snare, played by a fifer to accompany the fife.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small drum. In traditional music, a small drum played with a single stick, leaving the player's other hand free to play a melody on a three-holed pipe.
- v. To make (a sound) with a tabor.
- n. A military train of men and wagons; an encampment of such resources.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small drum used as an accompaniment to a pipe or fife, both being played by the same person.
- intransitive v. To play on a tabor, or little drum.
- intransitive v. To strike lightly and frequently.
- transitive v. To make (a sound) with a tabor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To play upon or as upon a tabor; drum.
- To beat as a tabor; drum upon.
- n. A small drum or tambourine (without jingles), especially one intended to be used by a piper while playing his pipe; a tabret or timbrel.
- n. Among the ancient nomadic Turks and Slavs, an encampment fortified by a circle of wagons or the like; afterward, a fortified camp or stronghold in general.
- n. plural An intrenchment of baggage for defense against cavalry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small drum with one head of soft calfskin
“So that particular show we experimented with all kinds of things, I brought a harmonium, there was a tabor daoul, oud of course, sitar, it was just an array of different instruments,” he added.
The pipes and tabor, instruments devised for this mode of agitation, are depicted in both studioli.
It is also fitting that the pipe and tabor — instruments played during military marching — are placed alongside the candied fruit as a reminder of Guidobaldo's worldly responsibilities as a condottiere. back
The military instruments of the pipe and tabor, Gubbio studiolo.
His musicians played for us while we ate, and when the meal had been cleared away and the table removed, we danced to the sound of lute and pipe and tabor.
AN ACT to appropriate funds for beaver control at tabor correctional institution.
In 1737-38, he produced a transverse flute player, a pipe and tabor player, and a mechanical duck, which was especially noteworthy, not only imitating the motions of a live duck, but also the motions of drinking, eating, and "digesting." link posted by Staq Mavlen at 9:02 AM
And a thing seldom seen: One wandering musician walking through the whole festival area playing pipe and tabor - the classical medieval one-man-band!
The morris-dancers stood still — the hobby-horse surceased his capering — pipe and tabor were mute, and
Why, I thought you would have made all split long since — Come, strike up, tabor and harp, strike up, fiddle and rebeck — dance and be merry today, and let care come tomorrow.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.