Definition:Painter

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  1. An artist who paints pictures.
  2. A laborer or workman who paints surfaces using a paintbrush or other means.
  3. (nautical) A rope connected to the bow of a boat, used to attach it to, e.g. a jetty or another boat.
    • 1908: Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
      `Shove that (fat, wicker luncheon-basket) under your feet,' he observed to the Mole, as he passed it down into the boat. Then he untied the painter and took the sculls again.
  4. A mountain lion, by mispronunciation of "panther"

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