BEOLINGUS
Dictionary - TU Chemnitz

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spectre [Br.]; specter [Am.] [listen] Geist {m}; Gespenst {n} [listen]

spectres; specters Geister {pl}; Gespenster {pl}

spectre of relegation Abstiegsgespenst {n} [sport] [ugs.]

threat of bankruptcy; spectre/specter [Am.] of bankruptcy Pleitegeier {m} [übtr.]

The vultures are hovering above sb./sth. Über jdm./etw. schwebt der Pleitegeier.

The threat of bankruptcy was hovering over the firm. Über der Firma schwebt/kreist der Pleitegeier

'The Spectre's Bride' (by Dvorak / work title) 'Die Geisterbraut ' (von Dvorak / Werktitel) [mus.]