saker

1
[sey-ker]

Origin of saker

1
1350–1400; Middle English sagre, sacre < Middle French sacreArabic ṣaqr
Also called saker falcon.

saker

2
[sey-ker]
noun
  1. a light field gun that is smaller than a demiculverin and fires a shot weighing 6 pounds (4.5 kg) or less.

Origin of saker

2
First recorded in 1515–25; special use of saker1
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saker

noun
  1. a large falcon, Falco cherrug, of E Europe and central Asia: used in falconry

Word Origin for saker

C14 sagre, from Old French sacre, from Arabic saqr
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