Definition of tabouret in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtabərɛt/
(US also taboret)


A low stool or small table.
Example sentences
  • His sketch shows taborets derived from camp furniture and much used at the French imperial court, as well as fantastic ornamental figures serving as couch arms and pedestals for tables.
  • At Louis XIV's court, entitlement to a stool (tabouret or pliant) depended on rank, and most courtiers had to stand.
  • When it comes down to it I might never use the taboret or the spun glass pen from Italy.


Mid 17th century: from French, 'stool', diminutive of tabour 'drum' (see tabor).

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