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
- 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.
- To play upon or as upon a tabor; drum.
- To beat as a tabor; drum upon.
- 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
Middle English tabur, from Old French, alteration of tambur; see tambour.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From various Slavic languages, from Turkish. (Wiktionary)