Definition of Tabor

1. Noun. A small drum with one head of soft calfskin.

Exact synonyms: Tabour
Generic synonyms: Drum, Membranophone, Tympan

Definition of Tabor

1. n. A small drum used as an accompaniment to a pipe or fife, both being played by the same person.

2. v. i. To play on a tabor, or little drum.

3. v. t. To make (a sound) with a tabor.

Definition of Tabor

1. Proper noun. Tábor (city in the Czech Republic) ¹

2. Proper noun. A city in Slovenia ¹

3. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

4. Noun. 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. ¹

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Definition of Tabor

1. to beat on a small drum [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tabor

taboo slang
tabor (current term)
tabor pipe

Literary usage of Tabor

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"This controversy Is over the question whether the $900 note secured by the mortgage from Ashe to tabor, which was registered prior to the date of the sale ..."

2. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Robertson Smith (1896)
"The top of tabor consists of an irregular platform, embracing a circuit of ... tabor does not occur in the New Testament, but makes a prominent figure in ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"A small tabor; a tambourine or timbrel. A company of prophets,. . . with a psaltery, and a tab- ret, and a pipe, aud a harp. 1 Sam. i. 5. ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices by Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck (1856)
"Captain tabor!' while the old man with the long beard, just ahead of me, kept roaring, • ' Stick fast, John tabor I hang on like grim Death, John tabor! ..."

5. Cyclopedia of American Literature: Embracing Personal and Critical Notices by Evert Augustus Duyckinck, George Long Duyckinck (1856)
"and the foremost shouting to those behind, ' this is my chance, Captain tabor!' while the old man witli the long beard, just ahead of me, kept roaring, ..."

6. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1842)
"tabor is not mentioned in the New Testament ; but il the fourth century after Christ the opinion seems to have sprung up, w hi oil has since been generally ..."

7. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"It is assigned for error that the court allowed plaintiff tabor to testify to a ... It does not appear that tabor was called for any euch purpose, ..."

8. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1824)
"There is no mountain in Judea so elevated; tabor is not more than six hundred ... The tabor of Bohemia is still more celebrated by the resistance which the ..."

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