TAM'BOR, n.1. A small drum, used by the Biscayans as an accompaniment to the flageolet.2. In architecture, a term applied to the Corinthian and composite capitals, which bear some resemblance to a drum. It is also called the vase, and campana, or the bell.3. A little box of timber work covered with a ceiling, within the porches of certain churches.4. A round course of stones, several of which form the shaft of a pillar, not so high as a diameter.5. In the arts, a species of embroidery, wrought on a kind of cushion or spherical body, which is properly the tambor, and so names from its resemblance to a drum.
TAM'BOR, v.t. To embroider with a tambor.