Sampler Sam"pler, n. [See {Exampler}, {Exemplar}.] 1. One who makes up samples for inspection; one who examines samples, or by samples; as, a wool sampler. [1913 Webster]

2. A pattern; a specimen; especially, a collection of needlework patterns, as letters, borders, etc., to be used as samples, or to display the skill of the worker. [1913 Webster]

Susie dear, bring your sampler and Mrs. Schumann will show you how to make that W you bothered over. --E. E. Hale. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(of needle-work)

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