Meaning of spanker

spank•er

Pronunciation: (spang'kur), [key]
— n.
    1. a fore-and-aft sail on the aftermost lower mast of a sailing vessel having three or more masts. See diag. undership.
    2. a designation given to the mast abaft a mizzenmast, usually the aftermost mast in any vessel.
  1. a smartly moving person or animal, esp. a fast horse.
  2. something remarkably fine.
—adj.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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