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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hooked nail for securing cloth on a tenter.
  • idiom (on tenterhooks) In a state of uneasiness, suspense, or anxiety.

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  • noun one of a series of hooks used to stretch cloth on a tenter

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