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saker

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[ sey-ker ]
/ ˈseɪ kər /
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noun
an Old World falcon, Falco cherrug, used in falconry.
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Also called saker falcon.

Origin of saker

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1350–1400; Middle English sagre, sacre<Middle French sacre ≪ Arabic ṣaqr

Other definitions for saker (2 of 2)

saker2
[ sey-ker ]
/ ˈseɪ kər /

noun
a light field gun that is smaller than a demiculverin and fires a shot weighing 6 pounds (4.5 kilograms) or less.

Origin of saker

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First recorded in 1515–25; special use of saker1
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British Dictionary definitions for saker

saker
/ (ˈseɪkə) /

noun
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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