Meaning of tenter

ten•ter

Pronunciation: (ten'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a framework on which cloth in the process of manufacture is stretched so it may set or dry evenly.
  2. a tenterhook.
—v.t.
  1. to stretch (cloth) on a tenter or tenters.
—v.i.
  1. to be capable of being tentered.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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