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[tent-mey-ker] /ˈtɛntˌmeɪ kər/
a person who makes tents.
Origin of tentmaker
First recorded in 1555-65; tent1 + maker Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • How untrue, after all, was the nebulous philosophy of Omar, the tentmaker.

  • Then he went to Corinth, where he stayed for some time preaching and working at his trade of tentmaker.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • And then he was a tentmaker who understood Greek and who could speak to the Greeks in their own language.

    Confessions of a Book-Lover Maurice Francis Egan
  • He persecutes the Christians with great vigor, a sport which he combines with the business of a tentmaker.

    Preface to Androcles and the Lion George Bernard Shaw

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