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noun (1)

variants or panterer
plural -s


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noun (2)

plural -s
: a fowler's net or snare


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noun (3)

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

Word History


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 21 May. 2024.

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