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

Word History


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

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“Shank painter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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