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Noun: spencer  spen-su(r)
  1. A fore-and-aft sail, bent to a gaff, and hoisted on a lower mast or on a small mast, called the trysail mast; used chiefly as a storm sail
    - trysail
  2. A thin knitted woollen vest
Noun: Spencer  spen-su(r)
  1. English philosopher and sociologist who applied the theory of natural selection to human societies (1820-1903)
    - Herbert Spencer

Derived forms: spencers

Type of: philosopher, sociologist

Encyclopedia: Spencer, North Carolina