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embroidery hoop

Definition:

a frame made of 2 hoops; used for embroidering

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

embroidery hoops

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Embroidery hoop | Embroidery hoops | frames

tools used to keep fabric taut while working embroidery or other forms of needlework. An embroidery hoop or tambour frame consists of a pair of concentric circular or elliptical rings. The larger ring has a tightening device, usually in the form of a ... (43 of 651 words, 4 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

embroidery frame

a frame in the form of a pair of (usually circular) rings, designed to keep the fabric taut while an embroiderer works on it (24 of 282 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/embroidery-frame

Britannica Encyclopedia:

tambour [embroidery]

embroidery worked on material that has been stretched taut on a tambour frame, which consists of two wooden hoops, one slightly larger than the other, ... (25 of 117 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/581885​/tambour

Oxford Dictionary:

tambour | tamboured

[historical] : a small drum. | a circular frame for holding fabric taut while it's being embroidered. | [architecture] : a wall of circular plan, such ... (24 of 141 words, 9 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/tambour

Random House Dictionary:

tambour | tabaret [synonym, sense-specific] | drum [architecture, entry 1, definition 10, synonym, sense-specific]

[music] a drum. | a drum player. | a circular frame consisting of two hoops, one fitting within the other, in which cloth is stretched for ... (24 of 113 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/tambour

Merriam-Webster:

tambour [entry 1, noun] | drum [synonym, sense-specific]

"drum" [entry 1, sense-specific] | an embroidery frame ; especially, a set of two interlocking hoops between which cloth is stretched before stitching ... (22 of 101 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tambour

tambour [entry 2, verb] | tambourer [noun, related]

to embroider (cloth) with tambour | to work at a tambour frame (11 of 28 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/tambour show=1

American Heritage Dictionary:

tambour | tamboured [past tense] | tambouring [present participle] | tambours [3rd-person singular present]

A drum or drummer. | A small wooden embroidery frame consisting of two concentric hoops between which fabric is stretched. | Embroidery made on such a ... (24 of 100 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tambour

Wiktionary:

tambour | tambours [plural] | drum [synonym, sense-specific]

[obsolete] drum | a circular frame for embroidery | [architecture] the capital of a Corinthian column | [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's arranged... (43 of 91 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/tambour

New World Dictionary:

tambour

a drum | an embroidery frame of two closely fitting, concentric hoops that hold the cloth stretched between them ; embroidery worked on such a frame | ... (25 of 85 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tambour

Macmillan British Dictionary:

framework [countable] | frameworks [plural]

a set of principles, ideas etc that you use when you are forming your ... | a structure that supports something and makes it a particular shape (26 of 140 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/framework

Cambridge Dictionary:

framework

a supporting structure around which something can be built | a system of rules, ideas or beliefs that is used to plan or decide something (24 of 35 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/framework

Encarta Dictionary:

tambour | tambours [plural] | tamboured [past tense] | tambouring [present participle]

a round frame on which material is stretched while it's being embroidered | embroidery done on a tambour | a flexible rolling top of a desk or sliding ... (26 of 123 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861718231​/definition​.html  [offline]

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