Spencer


Spencer
Spencer Spen"cer, n. (Naut.) 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]. [1913 Webster]

{Spencer mast}, a small mast just abaft the foremast or mainmast, for hoisting the spencer. --R. H. Dana, Jr. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.