TENT'ER, n. [L. 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, v.t. To hang or stretch on tenters.
TENT'ER, v.i. To admit extension. Woolen cloths will tenter.
To admit extension.
Woolen cloths will tenter. Bacon.
To hang or stretch on tenters. Bacon.
who takes care of, or tends, machines in a factory; a kind of assistant
- A machine or frame for
stretching cloth by means of hooks, called tenter-hooks, so that it
may dry even and square.
- To admit extension.
- To hang or stretch on, or
as on, tenters.
- A kind of governor.