spanker definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a person or thing that spanks
- Informal an exceptionally fine, large, etc. person or thing
- a fore-and-aft sail, usually hoisted on a gaff, on the after mast of a square-rigged vessel
- ☆ the after mast and its sail on a schooner-rigged vessel of more than three masts
spanker definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A usually gaff-headed sail set from the aftermost lower mast of a sailing ship.