spanker, in riding home full gallop the preceding day, had been thrown from her horse by an old woman.
It was all that was left of spanker—the stick with which he had been tied.
The writer has many times seen a fellow who travelled the country, nicknamed the spanker.
As "Dolly" spanker, my husband, he was inimitable, and brought down the house two or three times during the evening.
To become the owner of this old friend again and of his new companions, spanker and Pony, was a work of necessity.
spanker, spang′kėr, n. the after-sail of a ship or barque, so called from its flapping in the breeze.
The British built at least one sail-propelled battery, the spanker, in 1794.
spanker received his congratulations with a loud laugh, and a hearty shake of the hand.