Definition of easel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈiːzl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːzl//
Art equipment
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a wooden frame to hold a picture while it is being painted See related entries: Art equipment Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Dutch ezel ‘ass’. The word “horse” is used in English in a similar way to denote a supporting frame.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: easel