Definition of Tenterhook

1. Noun. One of a series of hooks used to hold cloth on a tenter.

Generic synonyms: Claw, Hook
Group relationships: Tenter



Definition of Tenterhook

1. Noun. one of a series of hooks used to stretch cloth on a tenter ¹

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Definition of Tenterhook

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tenterhook

tentage
tentages
tentation
tentative
tentative wound
tentative wounds
tentatively
tentativeness
tentativenesses
tentatives
tented
tenten
tentens
tenter
tentered
tenterhook (current term)
tenterhooks
tentering
tenters
tentful
tentfuls
tenth
tenth-value layer
tenth century
tenth cranial nerve
tenth grade
tenth grades
tenth part
tenthly
tenthmetre

Literary usage of Tenterhook

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1. A Village Politician: The Life-story of John Buckley by John Buckley, John Charles Buckmaster (1897)
"But this creature had the same feelings towards Rachel as myself, and instead of giving my letter to her, he gave it to old tenterhook, the parish constable ..."

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