The definition of a tenter is a frame to stretch cloth on for drying after it has been made so that it does not shrink.(noun)
An example of a tenter is a drying rack.
Tenter is defined as to stretch clothing over something to dry.(verb)
An example of tenter is to stretch a damp shirt over a drying rack to avoid shrinkage as it drys.
See tenter in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME tentoure, altered (infl. by tent, tent) < MFr tendëure < tendre, to stretch: see tend
Origin: ME tenteren
See tenter in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English teyntur, tentour
Origin: , probably ultimately from Latin tentōrium, shelter made of stretched skins
Origin: , from tendere, to stretch; see tent1.
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