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Definition of Spencer

Spencer

  1. One who has the care of the spence, or buttery.
  2. A short jacket worn by men and by women.
  3. A fore-and-aft sail, abaft the foremast or the mainmast, hoisted upon a small supplementary mast and set with a gaff and no boom; a trysail carried at the foremast or mainmast; -- named after its inventor, Knight Spencer, of England [1802].
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