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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - One of a series of curved bars used to hold cloth on a frame or endless track

Usage examples (4)
  • Which makes one wonder: what exactly is a tenterhook?
  • They won't press me, sartin sure, 'cos o' my tenterhook here, and I'll keep my weather eye open, trust me for that. "
  • Last week we'd gone to check on the buds and decided to leave them for another week, which put us on a special kind tenterhook, since there's a good chance in the...
  • Russia on tenterhook over sanctions on Iran for more
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