spencer
I. noun Etymology: George John, 2d earl Spencer died 1834 English politician Date: 1795 a short waist-length jacket II. noun Etymology: probably from the name Spencer Date: 1840 a trysail abaft the foremast or mainmast

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  • Spencer — may refer to * A short, close fitting jacket, worn by women and children in the early 19th century * A thin woolen vest, worn by women for extra warmth in winterPeopleGiven name*Spencer Chamberlain, American singer for Underoath *Spencer Krug, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Spencer — bezeichnet: Spencer (Familienname), einen Familiennamen Spencer (Gewehr), ein Repetiergewehr Spencer Churchill, einen Familiennamen Earl Spencer, einen britischen Adelstitel Spencer Lake (Stausee, Maine), ein Stausee im Somerset County, im US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Spencer — Spencer, WI U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 1932 Housing Units (2000): 852 Land area (2000): 1.988430 sq. miles (5.150010 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.988430 sq. miles (5.150010 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • spencer — [ spɛnsɶr; spɛnsɛr ] n. m. • 1797; mot angl., du nom de lord Spencer ♦ Veste courte ajustée et sans basques. (1904 ) Milit. Sorte de dolman ajusté. ♢ Courte veste de femme. ● spencer nom masculin (anglais spencer, du nom de lord John Charles… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Spencer — puede referirse a: Contenido 1 Lugares 2 Personajes 2.1 Nombre 2.2 Apellido 2.3 Apodo …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spencer — Spen cer, n. [From the third Earl Spencer, who first wore it, or brought it into fashion.] A short jacket worn by men and by women. Ld. Lutton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spencer — m English: transferred use of the surname, originally an occupational name for a ‘dispenser’ of supplies in a manor house. This is the name of a great English noble family, traditionally supposed to be descended from someone who performed this… …   First names dictionary

  • Spencer — type of repeating rifle used in the American Civil War, 1863, named for U.S. gunsmith Christopher Spencer, who, with Luke Wheelock, manufactured them in Boston, Mass. The surname is attested from late 13c. (earlier le Despenser, c.1200), and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Spencer — Spencer1 [spen′sər] n. [< the surname Spencer < ME spenser, butler, steward < OFr despencier < despense, larder, buttery < ML dispensa: see SPENCE] a masculine name: var. Spenser Spencer2 Herbert 1820 1903; Eng. philosopher …   English World dictionary

  • spencer — spencer1 [spen′sər] n. [after the 2d Earl Spencer (1758 1834)] a short jacket of an early 19th cent. style spencer2 [spen′sər] n. [< pers. name SPENCER1] a trysail on a gaff …   English World dictionary

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