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easel

a frame, usually in the form of an upright tripod, used for supporting or displaying an artist's canvas, blackboard, etc.
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easel

[′ē·zəl]
(graphic arts)
A standing frame, often adjustable, used to hold a painting in process, or to display a chart in meetings.
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Easel

(Easel Corporation) A Burlington, Massachusetts software tools company founded in 1981. It was acquired by VMARK Software in 1995. Easel developed client/server tools based on its ESL technology and its Smalltalk-based ObjectStudio. See VMARK and Ardent.
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