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rufter hood

[ruhf-ter] /ˈrʌf tər/
noun, Falconry.
1.
a temporary, loosely fitted hood used on newly captured hawks.
Origin of rufter hood
1565-1575
First recorded in 1565-75; perhaps derivative of ruff1
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