American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A low stool without a back or arms.
- n. A low stand or cabinet.
- n. An embroidery frame.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small tabor.
- n. A seat for one person; especially, a seat without back or arms, or with a very low back, as an ottoman. The word is applied especially to such seats (sometimes ottomans) placed in the presence-chamber or other reception-room of a palace, for those members of the court who are entitled to sit in the presence of the sovereign.
- n. A frame for embroidery.
- n. A needle-case.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mus.) A small tabor.
- n. a low stool in the shape of a drum
- From Old French tabouret ("a stool, pincushion, base of a pillar; literally, a little drum or tabor"), diminutive of tabour ("drum"). Confer French tambour. (Wiktionary)
- French tabouret, from Old French taburet, diminutive of tabur, tabor; see tabor. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_ The term taboret originally meant a little tabor or drum, and was therefore used to designate a small stool, the seat of which consisted of a piece of stretched leather.”
“The taboret is a little drawer unit that sits to the right of me me when I’m painting in oil in the studio.”
“The second item is a taboret that my father, a wonderful woodworker, made for me just last year.”
“Jim's book, at once encyclopedic and anecdotal, belongs beside the taboret of every narrative painter.”
“The drawing table to our left has an adjacent taboret with inks.”
“The Boby Cart, or taboret, is an iconic mobile storage unit.”
“For a palette I use a disposable palette on top of a taboret.”
“Many artists work on a tabletop or taboret-mounted palette instead of a hand-held palette.”
“She sat straight-backed in a thin-cushioned metal chair that went with the desk in a half-room that also had her easel and taboret, a few boxes of art supplies, and a tea set.”
“For a taboret he used the bottom of the wooden crate that had transported a jar of brushes, a supply of water, tubes of paint, and a white china palette.”
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