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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Tenter


TENT'ER, noun [Latin tendo, tentus, to stretch.]

A hook for stretching cloth on a frame.

To be on the tenters, to be on the stretch; to be in distress, uneasiness or suspense.

TENT'ER, verb transitive To hang or stretch on tenters.

TENT'ER, verb intransitive To admit extension.

Woolen cloths will tenter