Meaning of TENTER in English

1. n.1 a machine for stretching cloth to dry in shape.


Etymology: ME ult. f. med.L tentorium (as TEND(1)) 2. n. Brit.

1. a person in charge of something, esp. of machinery in a factory.

2 a workman's unskilled assistant.

Etymology: tent (now Sc.) pay attention, perh. f. tent attention f. INTENT or obs. attent (as ATTEND)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.