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spanker

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noun span·ker \ˈspaŋ-kər\

Definition of spanker

  1. 1 :  the fore-and-aft sail on the mast nearest the stern of a square-rigged ship

  2. 2 :  the sail on the mast nearest the stern of a schooner of four or more masts



Origin and Etymology of spanker

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1794


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