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Pronunciation: (spang'kur), [key]
1. Naut.
a. a fore-and-aft sail on the aftermost lower mast of a sailing vessel having three or more masts. See diag. under ship.
b. a designation given to the mast abaft a mizzenmast, usually the aftermost mast in any vessel.
2. Informal.a smartly moving person or animal, esp. a fast horse.
3. Chiefly New England.something remarkably fine.

adj. Naut.
of or pertaining to a spanker mast or its rigging.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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