The word for woodpecker in German and Dutch. Not too uncommon as a last name.

Specht is also a gap package for computing the decomposition matrices for Hecke algebras of the symmetric groups, written by Andrew Mathas and Gordon James at the University of Sydney.

Specht (?), n. [See Speight.] Zool.

A woodpecker.

[Obs. or prov. Eng.]

Sherwood.

 

© Webster 1913.

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