Definition of "easel" []

  • An upright frame for displaying or supporting something, such as an artist's canvas. (noun)
  • A frame, usually in the form of an upright tripod, used for supporting or displaying an artist's canvas, blackboard, etc (noun)

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Use "easel" in a sentence
  • "We freely admit that we take inspiration in easel mode from the metaphor of the TV and agree that people need a web appliance but by the same token we are still a webbook and work like one in laptop mode."
  • "It converts from laptop mode, into what litl calls easel mode."
  • "A lot of artists leave their creativity at the easel, which is not a good way to sell paintings."