There are 2 definitions of tenter in English:

tenter1

Line breaks: ten¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛntə
 
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noun

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.

Origin

Middle English: from medieval Latin tentorium, from tent- 'stretched', from the verb tendere.

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There are 2 definitions of tenter in English:

tenter2

Line breaks: ten¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛntə
 
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noun

archaic
A person in charge of something, especially of machinery in a factory.

Origin

early 19th century: from Scots and northern English dialect tent 'pay attention', apparently from Middle English attent 'heed'.

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Word of the day anomalous
Pronunciation: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
adjective
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected