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NOUN (2)

1. a frame made of two hoops; used for embroidering;
[syn: tambour, embroidery frame, embroidery hoop]

2. a drum;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tambour \Tam"bour\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tamboured; p. pr. & vb. n. Tambouring.] To embroider on a tambour. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tamboura \Tam*bour"a\, n. 1. (Mus.) A stringed musical instrument resembling a lute but lacking frets, with a small round body and a long neck, used to produce an accompaniment for singing; -- called also tambur, tambour, and tampur. [Also spelled tambura.] [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vase \Vase\ (v[=a]s or v[aum]z; 277), n. [F. vase; cf. Sp. & It. vaso; fr. L. vas, vasum. Cf. Vascular, Vessel.] 1. A vessel adapted for various domestic purposes, and anciently for sacrificial uses; especially, a vessel of antique or elegant pattern used for ornament; as, a porcelain vase; a gold vase; a Grecian vase. See Illust. of Portland vase, under Portland. [1913 Webster] No chargers then were wrought in burnished gold, Nor silver vases took the forming mold. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) (a) A vessel similar to that described in the first definition above, or the representation of one in a solid block of stone, or the like, used for an ornament, as on a terrace or in a garden. See Illust. of Niche. (b) The body, or naked ground, of the Corinthian and Composite capital; -- called also tambour, and drum. [1913 Webster] Note: Until the time of Walker (1791), vase was made to rhyme with base, case, etc., and it is still commonly so pronounced in the United States. Walker made it to rhyme with phrase, maze, etc. Of modern English practice, Mr. A. J. Ellis (1874) says: "Vase has four pronunciations in English: v[add]z, which I most commonly say, is going out of use, v[aum]z I hear most frequently, v[=a]z very rarely, and v[=a]s I only know from Cull's marking. On the analogy of case, however, it should be the regular sound." The Merriam-Webster's 10th Colletgiate Dictionary says: "U. S. oftenest v[=a]s; Canada usu. and U. S. also v[=a]z; Canada also & U. S. sometimes v[aum]z." One wit has noted that "a v[aum]z is a v[=a]z that costs more than $100.", suggesting that the former is considered a higher-class pronunciation. [1913 Webster + PJC] 3. (Bot.) The calyx of a plant. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tambour n 1: a frame made of two hoops; used for embroidering [syn: tambour, embroidery frame, embroidery hoop] 2: a drum