tambour work
Tambour Tam"bour, n. 1. (Mus.) A kind of small flat drum; a tambourine. [1913 Webster]

2. A small frame, commonly circular, and somewhat resembling a tambourine, used for stretching, and firmly holding, a portion of cloth that is to be embroidered; also, the embroidery done upon such a frame; -- called also, in the latter sense, {tambour work}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Arch.) Same as {Drum}, n., 2 (d) . [1913 Webster]

4. (Fort.) A work usually in the form of a redan, to inclose a space before a door or staircase, or at the gorge of a larger work. It is arranged like a stockade. [1913 Webster]

5. (Physiol.) A shallow metallic cup or drum, with a thin elastic membrane supporting a writing lever. Two or more of these are connected by an India rubber tube, and used to transmit and register the movements of the pulse or of any pulsating artery. [1913 Webster]


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