Spec·ter, Spec·tre n.
1. Something preternaturally visible; an apparition; a ghost; a phantom.
The ghosts of traitors from the bridge descend,
With bold fanatic specters to rejoice. --Dryden.
2. Zool. (a) The tarsius. (b) A stick insect.
Specter bat Zool., any phyllostome bat.
Specter candle Zool., a belemnite.
Specter shrimp Zool., a skeleton shrimp. See under Skeleton.
Spec·tre n. See Specter.
n 1: a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the
apparition that confronted us" [syn: apparition, phantom,
phantasm, phantasma, specter]
2: a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he
looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters
from his past" [syn: ghost, shade, spook, wraith,