- an Old World falcon, Falco cherrug, used in falconry.
Origin of saker1
1350–1400; Middle English sagre, sacre < Middle French sacre ≪ Arabic ṣaqr
Also called saker falcon.
- a light field gun that is smaller than a demiculverin and fires a shot weighing 6 pounds (4.5 kg) or less.
Origin of saker2
First recorded in 1515–25; special use of saker1
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Examples from the Web for saker
Now let us see if we can train this saker to command the offing.Standish of Standish
Jane G. Austin
Before he had finished, there was a flash and a roar from Turnpenny's saker just below.With Drake on the Spanish Main
The falcon used was the Cherug, or Saker as she is known in Europe, and the method of training is interesting.The Story of the Guides
G. J. Younghusband
The captain-general gave orders to fire off a saker , which had not been, hitherto used during the battle.
By two other discharges of the saker this castle was all torn in pieces, and was forced to retire out of the battle.
- a large falcon, Falco cherrug, of E Europe and central Asia: used in falconry
C14 sagre, from Old French sacre, from Arabic saqr
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