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RENT'ER, noun One who leases an estate; more generally, the lessee or tenant who takes an estate or tenement on rent.

RENT'ER, verb transitive [Latin retracho, retrahere; re and traho, to draw.]

1. To fine-draw; to sew together the edges of two pieces of cloth without doubling them, so that the seam is scarcely visible.

2. In tapestry, to work new warp into a piece of damaged tapestry, and on this to restore the original pattern or design.

3. To sew up artfully, as a rent.