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Definitions of spencer

  1. English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies (1820-1903) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. One who has the care of the spence, or buttery. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A short jacket worn by men and by women. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. 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]. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A short overjacket worn by men or women, named after a Lord Spencer who introduced it or made it fashionable. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. (in ships and barks) A fore-and-aft sail abaft the fore and main masts. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. A short over-jacket; fore-and-aft sail abaft the fore and main masts. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. One who has care of the spence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A short over-jacket worn by men or women, introduced by an Earl Spencer. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A fore-and-aft sail. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A short over-jacket, worn either by men or women. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. 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]. dictgcide_fs
  13. spens'[.e]r, n. a short over-jacket worn by men or women, named after Earl Spencer (1782-1845). gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. spens'[.e]r, n. (in ships and barques) a fore-and-aft sail abaft the fore and main masts. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. (hist.). Man\'s, woman\'s, short over-jacket. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. (naut.). =TRYSAIL. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. (from Lord Spencer). A short overjacket. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  18. (Naut) A trysail. See Sails. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  19. (Naut)A fore-and-aft sail set with a gaff, and used instead of main-topmast and mizzen staysails. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. n. A short over jacket worn by men or women ;-a fore-and-aft sail abaft the fore and main masts, set with a gaff and no boom ; a trysail. Cabinet Dictionary

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