A framework on which fabric can be held taut for drying or other treatment during manufacture.
More example sentences
- Le Balle was also one of the places where fullers set up tenters used to stretch out cloth to dry.
- On one town plan dating to 1610, an area north-west of the mill was known as Tenter Bank, and tenter frames were used for stretching cloth after it had been fulled and dyed.
- Back in April 1864 the six-year-old John Wakefield planted the tree on Lower Tenter Fell where, for centuries, locally made cloth had been dried on tenter frames.
Middle English: from medieval Latin tentorium, from tent- 'stretched', from the verb tendere.
Entry from British & World English dictionary