The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A movable structure of the nature of a temple, erected by the Israelites during their wanderings in the wilderness; it was a parallelogram in shape, constructed of boards lined with curtains, the roof flat and of skins, while the floor was the naked earth, included a sanctum and a sanctum sanctorum, and contained altars for sacrifice and symbols of sacred import, especially of the Divine presence, and was accessible only to the priests. See Feasts, Jewish.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Tabernacle'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/tabernacle.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.