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rufter hood

[ruhf-ter]
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noun Falconry.
  1. a temporary, loosely fitted hood used on newly captured hawks.

Origin of rufter hood

First recorded in 1565–75; perhaps derivative of ruff1
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Examples from the Web for rufter hood

Historical Examples

  • The rufter-hood is made of much softer leather, with no plume, and a simpler fastening.

    The Art and Practice of Hawking

    Edward B. Michell


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