noun (1)
pan·​ter | \ ˈpantə(r) \
variants: or panterer \ -​tərə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of panter

 (Entry 1 of 3)



noun (2)
plural -s

Definition of panter (Entry 2 of 3)

: a fowler's net or snare


noun (3)
pant·​er | \ ˈpantə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of panter (Entry 3 of 3)

: one that pants specifically : a bovine animal exhibiting failure of the bodily heat-regulating mechanisms especially as a sequel to foot-and-mouth disease

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History and Etymology for panter

Noun (1)

panter from Middle English panter, paneter, from Old French panetier, irregular from pan, pain bread (from Latin panis) + -ier -er; panterer from Middle English, from panter entry 1 + -er

Noun (2)

Middle English, from Middle French pantiere, from Latin panther, from Greek panthēros supporting all animals, from panthēra fowler's catch, from pan- + thēra hunt (from thēr wild animal)

Noun (3)

pant entry 1 + -er

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“Panter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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