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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]