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embroidery hoop


a frame made of 2 hoops; used for embroidering


artifact noun (man-made objects)


embroidery hoops

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


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)


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)


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)


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)



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)


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)



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)


New World Dictionary:


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)


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)


Cambridge Dictionary:


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)


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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