(military) A work usually in the form of a redan, to enclose a space before a door or staircase, or at the gorge of a larger work. It is arranged like a stockade.
(biology) A shallow metallic cup or drum, with a thin elastic membrane supporting a writing lever. Two or more of these are connected by a rubber tube and used to transmit and register the movements of the pulse or of any pulsating artery.
Origin of tambour
Middle English from Old French ultimately from Arabic ṭanbūrstringed musical instrumentprobably akin to Persian tambūrlutefrom Middle Persian
Of its old houses, the Tambour mansion, and a portion of that which belonged to the cardinal of Ferrara, both of the 16th century, are still preserved; apart from the palace, the public buildings are without interest.
Tambour is a French word meaning ' drum ' The tambour method uses a hooked needle to make a continuous chain stitch.
tambour doors slide across and the entire system is locked with just one key and safety comes as standard.