a person who makes tents.

Origin of tentmaker

First recorded in 1555–65; tent1 + maker
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Examples from the Web for tentmaker

Historical Examples of tentmaker

  • 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.