shank painter


Definition of shank painter

: a short rope or chain that holds the shank of an anchor near the flukes against the vessel especially on the billboard to a toe of the tumbler arm

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History and Etymology for shank painter

Middle English shankpayntor, from shank, shanke shank + payntor, paynter painter

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“Shank painter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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