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Meaning of EASEL

Pronunciation:  'eezul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an upright tripod for displaying something (usually an artist's canvas)

EASEL is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: tripod



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ea"sel\, n. [D. ezel ass, donkey, hence, easel, or G.
esel; akin to E. ass. See {Ass}.]
A frame (commonly) of wood serving to hold a canvas upright,
or nearly upright, for the painter's convenience or for

{Easel picture}, {Easel piece}, a painting of moderate size
   such as is made while resting on an easel, as
   distinguished from a painting on a wall or ceiling.

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