From French sacre, from Spanish sacro, from Arabic صقر, probably from Turkic soŋqur. 
saker (plural sakers)
- A falcon (Falco cherrug) native of Southern Europe and Asia.
- A medium cannon slightly smaller than a culverin developed during the early 17th century.
- 1663, Hudibras, by Samuel Butler, part 1, canto 2
- Of warlike engines he was author, / Devised for quick despatch of slaughter: / The cannon, blunderbuss, and saker, / He was th' inventor of, and maker: [...]
- ^ "saker." The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2008.
Last modified on 6 October 2013, at 18:07
- indefinite plural of sak