Meaning of SAMPLER in English

SAMPLER

I. ˈsam-plər noun

Date: 1523

: a decorative piece of needlework typically having letters or verses embroidered on it in various stitches as an example of skill

II. -p(ə-)lər noun

Date: 1778

1. : one that collects, prepares, or examines samples

2. : something containing representative specimens or selections

a sampler of nineteen poets — K. E. Judd

also : assortment

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.