The Correct spelling is: easel
Common misspellings of the word easel are:
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An upright frame for displaying or supporting something, such as an artist's canvas.
[Dutch ezel, ass, from Middle Dutch esel, from Latin asellus, diminutive of asinus.]
WORD HISTORY â€œA painter's assâ€ is not a phrase that immediately brings to mind an accessory to the artist's profession. But easel comes to us from the Dutch word ezel, meaning â€œass, donkey.â€ The Dutch word was eventually extended to mean â€œan upright frame for displaying or supporting something,â€ in the same way that the English word horse has come to mean â€œa piece of gymnastic equipment with an upholstered body.â€ Developments such as these illustrate the playfulness or wit that speakers often bring to language, here applying the name for one object to another with similar properties.