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sampler

noun sam·pler \ ˈsam-plər \

Definition of sampler

: a decorative piece of needlework typically having letters or verses embroidered on it in various stitches as an example of skill

First Known Use of sampler

1523

in the meaning defined above

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sampler

noun sam·pler \ ˈsam-p(ə-)lər \

Definition of sampler

1 : one that collects, prepares, or examines samples
2 : something containing representative specimens or selections
  • a sampler of nineteen poets
  • —K. E. Judd
also : assortment

First Known Use of sampler

1778

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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