Pronunciation: (spen'sur),[key] —n. 1. a short, close-fitting jacket, frequently trimmed with fur, worn in the 19th century by women and children.
2. a man's close-fitting jacket, having a collar and lapels and reaching just below the waist, worn in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
3. an English wig of the 18th century.
Pronunciation: (spen'sur),[key] —n.Naut. a large gaff sail used abaft a square-rigged foremast or abaft the mainmast of a ship or bark.
Pronunciation: (spen'sur),[key] —n. 1. Charles,3rd Earl of Sunderland, 1674–1722, British statesman: prime minister 1718–21.
2. Herbert, 1820–1903, English philosopher.
3. Platt Rogers Pronunciation: (plat),[key] 1800–64, U.S. calligrapher and teacher of penmanship.
4. a town in NW Iowa. 11,726.
5. a town in central Massachusetts. 10,774.
6. a male given name.
Pronunciation: (spen'sur),[key] —n.Mil. a .52 caliber, lever-action repeating rifle and carbine patented in the U.S. in 1860 and used by the Union army and navy in the Civil War.