2 different meanings [ edit ]
The word meaning "A rope connected to the bow of a boat" has different ethymology
[ - so it should be described in a different section (Noun I & Noun II). -- ] sic Al Silonov 12:10, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
What is that different etymology?
Mglovesfun ( talk) 17:41, 20 November 2010 (UTC)
In Oxford Dictionary: Origin: Middle English: of uncertain origin; compare with Old French
pentoir ‘something from which to hang things’... -- Al Silonov ( talk) 21:42, 23 April 2012 (UTC)
a link to a detailed entry (updated/direct link to actual page w/entry) on "painter" from Skeat's 1910 An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language. (May be US-only access...) -- Dfred ( talk) 19:39, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
Mountain lion? [ edit ]
Sense: 'A mountain lion, by mispronunciation of "panther"'. Can anyone confirm this? Sounds like it might be US. Not all English-speaking regions, I'd doubt it.
Mglovesfun ( talk) 17:40, 20 November 2010 (UTC)
s:For the Liberty of Texas/Chapter 13 confirms this usage in the US Southwest. Beeswaxcandle ( talk) 05:21, 4 June 2012 (UTC)