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a fore-and-aft sail on the aftermost lower mast of a sailing vessel having three or more masts.
a designation given to the mast abaft a mizzenmast, usually the aftermost mast in any vessel.

Informal. a smartly moving person or animal, especially a fast horse.
Chiefly New England. something remarkably fine.
adjective, Nautical.
of or relating to a spanker mast or its rigging.
(nautical) a fore-and-aft sail or a mast that is aftermost in a sailing vessel
(informal) a person or animal that moves at a quick smart pace
(informal) something outstandingly fine or large


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