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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


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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



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