Meaning of specter

spec•ter

Pronunciation: (spek'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a visible incorporeal spirit, esp. one of a terrifying nature; ghost; phantom; apparition.
  2. some object or source of terror or dread: the specter of disease or famine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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