spanker

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

span·ker

noun \ˈspaŋ-kər\

Definition of SPANKER

1
:  the fore-and-aft sail on the mast nearest the stern of a square-rigged ship
2
:  the sail on the mast nearest the stern of a schooner of four or more masts

Origin of SPANKER

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1794

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