From paint + -er, from Middle English peynten, from Old French peintier, paincter, itself from paint, the past participle of paindre, from Latin pingō (“to paint”) (perfect passive participle pictus).
painter (plural painters)
- An artist who paints pictures.
- A laborer or workman who paints surfaces using a paintbrush or other means.
- (nautical) Probably from Middle French pendeur. A rope connected to the bow of a boat, used to attach it to a jetty or another boat.
- The dinghy was trailing astern at the end of its painter
- He untied the painter and took up the oars to begin rowing.
- A mountain lion, by mispronunciation of "panther"
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