Tabling house, a gambling house. [Obs.] Northbrooke.

(Ta*boo") n. A total prohibition of intercourse with, use of, or approach to, a given person or thing under pain of death, — an interdict of religious origin and authority, formerly common in the islands of Polynesia; interdiction. [Written also tabu.]

(Ta*boo"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tabooed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tabooing.] To put under taboo; to forbid, or to forbid the use of; to interdict approach to, or use of; as, to taboo the ground set apart as a sanctuary for criminals. [Written also tabu.]

(Ta"bor) n. [OF. tabor, tabour, F. tambour; cf. Pr. tabor, tanbor, Sp. & Pg. tambor, atambor, It. tamburo; all fr. Ar. & Per. tambr a kind of lute, or giutar, or Per. tabir a drum. Cf. Tabouret, Tambour.] (Mus.) A small drum used as an accompaniment to a pipe or fife, both being played by the same person. [Written also tabour, and taber.]

(Ta"bor), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tabored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Taboring.] [Cf. OF. taborer.] [Written also tabour.]

1. To play on a tabor, or little drum.

2. To strike lightly and frequently.

(Ta"bor), v. t. To make (a sound) with a tabor.

(Ta"bor*er) n. One who plays on the tabor. Shak.

(Tab"o*ret) n. [Dim. of tabor. Cf. Tabret.] (Mus.) A small tabor. [Written also tabouret.]

(Tab"o*rine) n. [OF. tabourin, F. tambourin. See Tabor, and cf. Tambourine.] (Mus.) A small, shallow drum; a tabor.

(Ta"bor*ite) n. (Eccl. Hist.) One of certain Bohemian reformers who suffered persecution in the fifteenth century; — so called from Tabor, a hill or fortress where they encamped during a part of their struggles.

(Ta"bour) n. & v. See Tabor.

(Tab"ou*ret) n. [F., dim. of OF. tabor, tabour, drum. See Tabor.]

1. Same as Taboret.

2. A seat without arms or back, cushioned and stuffed: a high stool; — so called from its resemblance to a drum.

3. An embroidery frame. Knight.

Right of the tabouret, the privilege of sitting on a tabouret in the presence of the severeign, formerly granted to certain ladies of high rank at the French court.

2. (Carp.) The letting of one timber into another by alternate scores or projections, as in shipbuilding.

3. (Naut.) A broad hem on the edge of a sail. Totten.

4. Board; support. [Obs.] Trence in English

5. Act of playing at tables. See Table, n., 10. [Obs.]

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