Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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[spek-tey-ter, spek-tey-]

1. a person who looks on or watches; onlooker; observer.
2. a person who is present at and views a spectacle, display, or the like; member of an audience.
3. Also called spectator shoe. a white shoe with a perforated wing tip and back trim, traditionally of dark brown, dark blue, or black but sometimes of a lighter color.

1580–90; < Latin spectātor, equivalent to spectā ( re ), frequentative of specere to look, regard + -tor -tor
Related forms
spec·ta·to·ri·al [spek-tuh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], adjective


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