/spen"seuhr/, n.
1. a short, close-fitting jacket, frequently trimmed with fur, worn in the 19th century by women and children.
2. a man's close-fitting jacket, having a collar and lapels and reaching just below the waist, worn in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
3. an English wig of the 18th century.
[1740-50; in defs. 1, 2 named after G. J. Spencer (1758-1834), English earl; in def. 3 named after Charles SPENCER]
/spen"seuhr/, n. Naut.
a large gaff sail used abaft a square-rigged foremast or abaft the mainmast of a ship or bark.
[1830-40; orig. uncert.]

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(as used in expressions)
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin
Churchill Randolph Henry Spencer Lord
Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer
Lady Diana Frances Spencer
Lashley Karl Spencer
Perceval Spencer
Spencer Herbert
Sunderland Robert Spencer 2nd earl of
Tracy Spencer Bonaventure

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