tambour

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French tambour (drum).

Noun[edit]

tambour (plural tambours)

  1. (obsolete) drum
  2. a circular frame for embroidery
  3. (architecture) the capital of a Corinthian column
  4. (military) A work usually in the form of a redan, to enclose a space before a door or staircase, or at the gorge of a larger work. It is arranged like a stockade.
  5. (biology) A shallow metallic cup or drum, with a thin elastic membrane supporting a writing lever. Two or more of these are connected by a rubber tube and used to transmit and register the movements of the pulse or of any pulsating artery.

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French[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tambour m

  1. drum (instrument)

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French tambour (drum).

Noun[edit]

tambour m (plural tambours)

  1. drum

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