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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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