noun \ˈē-zəl\

: a frame for supporting an artist's painting

Full Definition of EASEL

:  a frame for supporting something (as an artist's canvas)

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Origin of EASEL

Dutch ezel, literally, ass, from Middle Dutch esel; akin to Old English esol ass; both from a prehistoric EGmc-WGmc word borrowed from Latin asinus ass
First Known Use: 1596

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