- A patron; a protector.
- The master of a small coaster in the Mediterranean.
- A man who imports, and controls the earnings of, Italian labourers, street musicians, etc.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for padrone in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)