- 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.
One type of wooden easel.
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 amp; 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.