tenter

noun (1)
ten·​ter | \ ˈten-tər How to pronounce tenter (audio) \

Definition of tenter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a frame or endless track with hooks or clips along two sides that is used for drying and stretching cloth
2 archaic : tenterhook

tenter

noun (2)

Definition of tenter (Entry 2 of 2)

: one who lives in or occupies a tent

First Known Use of tenter

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tenter

Noun (1)

Middle English teyntur, probably from Medieval Latin tentura, from tenta tent frame, tent

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tenterer

tenterhook

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