What does tenter mean?

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ˈtɛn tərten·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tenter(noun)

    a framework with hooks used for stretching and drying cloth


  1. tenter(Noun)

    A framework upon which cloth is stretched and dried.

  2. tenter(Verb)

    To stretch cloth on such a framework.

  3. Origin: Via , perhaps from tentorium.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tenter(noun)

    one who takes care of, or tends, machines in a factory; a kind of assistant foreman

  2. Tenter(noun)

    a kind of governor

  3. Tenter(noun)

    a machine or frame for stretching cloth by means of hooks, called tenter-hooks, so that it may dry even and square

  4. Tenter(verb)

    to admit extension

  5. Tenter(verb)

    to hang or stretch on, or as on, tenters

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tenter

    ten′tėr, n. a machine for extending or stretching cloth on by hooks.—v.t. to stretch on hooks.—n. Ten′ter-hook, a sharp, hooked nail, anything that gives torture.—Be on tenter-hooks, to be on the stretch: to be in suspense or anxiety. [Fr. tenture—L. tenturatendĕre, to stretch.]

  2. Tenter

    ten′tėr, n. one who has charge of something.—adj. Ten′ty, attentive.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenter in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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