[ tent-mey-ker ]
/ ˈtɛntˌmeɪ kər /


a person who makes tents.

Nearby words

  1. tenth amendment,
  2. tenth commandment,
  3. tenth cranial nerve,
  4. tenthly,
  5. tentie,
  6. tentorial,
  7. tentorial sinus,
  8. tentorium,
  9. tentorium cerebelli,
  10. tenty

Origin of tentmaker

First recorded in 1555–65; tent1 + maker

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Examples from the Web for tentmaker

  • 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
  • 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
  • He persecutes the Christians with great vigor, a sport which he combines with the business of a tentmaker.