A small drum, especially one used simultaneously by the player of a simple pipe.
More example sentences
- Dance bands have varied from the medieval one-man band of pipe and tabor to the small symphony orchestras of Johann Strauss.
- Musicians will play pipes, tabors and sackbuts, to recreate the music from court and country.
- They sing a catch, the tune of which Ariel invisibly plays on a tabor and pipe.
Middle English: from Old French tabour 'drum'; perhaps related to Persian tabīra 'drum'. Compare with tambour.