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saker

See also: säker

EnglishEdit

The Saker falcon

EtymologyEdit

From French sacre, from Spanish sacro, from Arabic صقر, probably from Turkic soŋqur. [1]

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saker (plural sakers)

  1. A falcon (Falco cherrug) native of Southern Europe and Asia.
  2. 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: [...]

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  1. ^ "saker." The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2008.

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NounEdit

saker

  1. indefinite plural of sak