Definition of stenter in English:

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stenter

Pronunciation: /ˈstɛntə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

Another term for tenter1.
Example sentences
  • Two sets of pinning rubbers are attached to each wing to press home the cloth onto the stenter pin plates.
  • Pin chains working at high temperatures in textile stenters and dryers must be free of vibration and must not stretch.
  • These machines such as jiggers, stenters, brushing, sueding and finishing lines that are now part of any integrated dye-house unit are also available to complement the knitted fabric dyeing concept.

Origin

From Scots stent 'set up a tent' (perhaps a shortening of extend) + -er1.

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