1. A headpiece; a helmet. [Obs.]
The shields bright, testers, and trappures. --Chaucer.
2. A flat canopy, as over a pulpit or tomb.
3. A canopy over a bed, supported by the bedposts.
No testers to the bed, and the saddles and portmanteaus heaped on me to keep off the cold. --Walpole.
Tes·ter, n. An old French silver coin, originally of the value of about eighteen pence, subsequently reduced to ninepence, and later to sixpence, sterling. Hence, in modern English slang, a sixpence; -- often contracted to tizzy. Called also teston.
n 1: someone who administers a test to determine your
qualifications [syn: examiner, quizzer]
2: a flat canopy (especially one over a four-poster bed)