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Pronunciation: (ten'tur-hook"), [key]
1. one of the hooks or bent nails that hold cloth stretched on a tenter.
2. on tenterhooks, in a state of uneasy suspense or painful anxiety: The movie keeps one on tenterhooks until the very last moment.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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