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



    BrE BrE//ˈsɑːmplə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsæmplər//
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  1. 1a piece of cloth decorated with different stitches that people made in the past to show a person’s skill at sewing
  2. 2a collection that shows typical examples of something, especially pieces of music
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (denoting an example to be imitated): from Old French essamplaire ‘exemplar’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sampler