Tenterhook



noun
1.
one of the hooks or bent nails that hold cloth stretched on a tenter.
Idioms
2.
on tenterhooks, in a state of uneasy suspense or painful anxiety:
The movie keeps one on tenterhooks until the very last moment.
noun
1.
one of a series of hooks or bent nails used to hold cloth stretched on a tenter
2.
on tenterhooks, in a state of tension or suspense

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