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Definitions and Synonyms of spanker | Another word for spanker | What is spanker?

Definition 1: a fore-and-aft sail set on the aftermost lower mast (usually the mizzenmast) of a vessel - [noun denoting artifact]

(spanker is a kind of ...) any sail not set on a yard and whose normal position is in a fore-and-aft direction

Definition 2: a hitter who slaps (usually another person) with an open hand - [noun denoting person]

Samples where spanker or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • someone slapped me on the back and I turned to see who the slapper was
  • my father was the designated spanker in our family

Synonyms for spanker in the sense of this definition

(spanker is a kind of ...) someone who hits

"a hard hitter" "a fine striker of the ball" "blacksmiths are good hitters"

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