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ten·ter

 (tĕn′tər)
n.
1. A framework on which milled cloth is stretched for drying without shrinkage.
2. Archaic A tenterhook.
tr.v. ten·tered, ten·ter·ing, ten·ters
To stretch (cloth) on a tenter.

[Middle English teyntur, tentour, probably ultimately from Latin tentōrium, shelter made of stretched skins, from tendere, to stretch; see tent1.]

tenter

(ˈtɛntə)
n
1. (Textiles) a frame on which cloth is stretched during the manufacturing process in order that it may retain its shape while drying
2. (Textiles) a person who stretches cloth on a tenter
vb
(Textiles) (tr) to stretch (cloth) on a tenter
[C14: from Medieval Latin tentōrium, from Latin tentus stretched, from tendere to stretch]

ten•ter

(ˈtɛn tər)

n.
1. a framework on which cloth in the process of manufacture is stretched so it may set or dry evenly.
2. Obs. a tenterhook.
v.t.
3. to stretch (cloth) on a tenter.
v.i.
4. to be capable of being tentered.
[1300–50; Middle English teyntur, perhaps < Anglo-French *tentur < Latin tentōrium tent; see tentorium]

tenter


Past participle: tentered
Gerund: tentering

Imperative
tenter
tenter
Present
I tenter
you tenter
he/she/it tenters
we tenter
you tenter
they tenter
Preterite
I tentered
you tentered
he/she/it tentered
we tentered
you tentered
they tentered
Present Continuous
I am tentering
you are tentering
he/she/it is tentering
we are tentering
you are tentering
they are tentering
Present Perfect
I have tentered
you have tentered
he/she/it has tentered
we have tentered
you have tentered
they have tentered
Past Continuous
I was tentering
you were tentering
he/she/it was tentering
we were tentering
you were tentering
they were tentering
Past Perfect
I had tentered
you had tentered
he/she/it had tentered
we had tentered
you had tentered
they had tentered
Future
I will tenter
you will tenter
he/she/it will tenter
we will tenter
you will tenter
they will tenter
Future Perfect
I will have tentered
you will have tentered
he/she/it will have tentered
we will have tentered
you will have tentered
they will have tentered
Future Continuous
I will be tentering
you will be tentering
he/she/it will be tentering
we will be tentering
you will be tentering
they will be tentering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tentering
you have been tentering
he/she/it has been tentering
we have been tentering
you have been tentering
they have been tentering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tentering
you will have been tentering
he/she/it will have been tentering
we will have been tentering
you will have been tentering
they will have been tentering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tentering
you had been tentering
he/she/it had been tentering
we had been tentering
you had been tentering
they had been tentering
Conditional
I would tenter
you would tenter
he/she/it would tenter
we would tenter
you would tenter
they would tenter
Past Conditional
I would have tentered
you would have tentered
he/she/it would have tentered
we would have tentered
you would have tentered
they would have tentered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tenter - a framework with hooks used for stretching and drying clothtenter - a framework with hooks used for stretching and drying cloth
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
tenterhook - one of a series of hooks used to hold cloth on a tenter
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