from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A low stool without a back or arms.
  • n. A low stand or cabinet.
  • n. An embroidery frame.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A low stool in the form of a drum.
  • n. A low stand or embroidery frame in the same shape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small tabor.

from The 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.
  • n. A frame for embroidery.
  • n. A needle-case.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a low stool in the shape of a drum


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French tabouret, from Old French taburet, diminutive of tabur, tabor; see tabor.

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From Old French tabouret ("a stool, pincushion, base of a pillar; literally, a little drum or tabor"), diminutive of tabour ("drum"). Confer French tambour.


  • _ 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.

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  • The taboret is a little drawer unit that sits to the right of me me when I’m painting in oil in the studio.

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  • The second item is a taboret that my father, a wonderful woodworker, made for me just last year.

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  • Jim's book, at once encyclopedic and anecdotal, belongs beside the taboret of every narrative painter.

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  • The drawing table to our left has an adjacent taboret with inks.

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  • The Boby Cart, or taboret, is an iconic mobile storage unit.

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  • For a palette I use a disposable palette on top of a taboret.

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  • Many artists work on a tabletop or taboret-mounted palette instead of a hand-held palette.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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