spencer

noun (1)
spen·​cer | \ˈspen(t)-sər \

Definition of spencer 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: a short waist-length jacket

spencer

noun (2)

Definition of spencer (Entry 2 of 3)

: a trysail abaft the foremast or mainmast

Spencer

biographical name
Spen·​cer | \ˈspen(t)-sər \

Definition of Spencer (Entry 3 of 3)

Herbert 1820–1903 English philosopher

First Known Use of spencer

Noun (1)

1795, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spencer

Noun (1)

George John, second earl Spencer †1834 English politician

Noun (2)

probably from the name Spencer

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