Sinclair

[ sin-klair, sing- or, for 1, 2, 4, sin-klair, sing- ]
/ sɪnˈklɛər, sɪŋ- or, for 1, 2, 4, ˈsɪn klɛər, ˈsɪŋ- /

noun

Harry Ford, 1876–1956, U.S. oil businessman: a major figure in the Teapot Dome scandal.
May, 1865?–1946, British novelist.
Up·ton (Beall) [uhp-tuhn bel], /ˈʌp tən bɛl/, 1878–1968, U.S. novelist, socialist, and reformer.
a male given name: a family name taken from a French placename, Saint Clair.

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Sinclair
/ (sɪŋˈklɛə, ˈsɪŋklɛə) /

noun

Sir Clive (Marles). born 1940, English electronics engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur, who produced such electronic goods as pocket calculators and some of the first home computers; however, the Sinclair C5 (1985), a small light electric vehicle for one person, proved a commercial failure
Upton (Beall). 1878–1968, US novelist, whose The Jungle (1906) exposed the working and sanitary conditions of the Chicago meat-packing industry and prompted the passage of food inspection laws
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