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1. a maker of tents
2. (Animals) a type of insect
3. (Christian Churches, other) Christianity someone who performs Christian service without pay, but earns a living by another means
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(ˈtɛntˌmeɪ kər)

a person who makes tents.
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Noun1.tentmaker - someone who makes or repairs tents
maker, shaper - a person who makes things
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