from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A kettledrum; a kind of tabor used by the Moors.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kettledrum; a kind of tabor, used by the Moors.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Moorish tambour.
As soon as the Castilians came in sight, the Tlascalans set up their yell of defiance, rising high above the wild barbaric minstrelsy of shell, atabal, and trumpet, with which they proclaimed their triumphant anticipations of victory over the paltry forces of the invaders.
As they drew near the inclosure, the Aztecs set up a hideous yell, or rather that shrill whistle used in fight by the nations of Anahuac, which rose far above the sound of shell and atabal, and their other rude instruments of warlike melody.
They marched by the sound of atabal and comet, and, as they traversed the streets of the capital amidst the acclamations of the soldiery, they made the city ring with the shouts of "Castile and Tlascala, long live our sovereign, the emperor."