One type of wooden easel.
The definition of an easel is a standing frame used for holding something.
An example of an easel is what a painter uses to hold their canvas.
an upright frame or tripod to hold an artist's canvas, a picture on display, etc.
Origin of easel17th circa from Dutch ezel (Ger esel), ass, ultimately from Classical Latin asellus, diminutive of asinus, ass: for sense, compare French chevalet, easel, literally , little horse and sawhorse
An upright frame for displaying or supporting something, such as an artist's canvas.
Origin of easelDutch ezel ass from Middle Dutch esel from Latin asellus diminutive of asinus