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

 

easel

 noun
noun
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 Origin late 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