a person or thing that delineates.
a tailor's pattern that can be adjusted for cutting garments of different sizes.

Origin of delineator

First recorded in 1765–75; delineate + -or2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for delineator

Historical Examples of delineator

  • To her able editorship may be attributed the new literary quality of The Delineator.

  • Art must forever be imbued with the spirit of its delineator.

  • Began my screed on the 'Joys of Motherhood' for the 'Delineator.'

    Julia Ward Howe

    Laura E. Richards

  • This gives the delineator of each rôle a working basis for his guidance.

    Public Speaking

    Clarence Stratton

  • But a wit, a delineator of character, who does not talk, is terrific indeed!

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters

    William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh

British Dictionary definitions for delineator



a tailor's pattern, adjustable for different sizes
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