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Definitions of: TENTER
- (n.) One who takes care of, or tends, machines in a factory; a kind of assistant foreman.
- (n.) A kind of governor.
- (n.) A machine or frame for stretching cloth by means of hooks, called tenter-hooks, so that it may dry even and square.
- (v. i.) To admit extension.
- (v. t.) To hang or stretch on, or as on, tenters.
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- (n.) That which is retained.