saker

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


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English sagre, sacre < Middle French sacreArabic ṣaqr

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saker

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

Origin:
1515–25; special use of saker1

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saker (ˈseɪkə)
 
n
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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Even today behind almost every camel stable and desert retreat is an aviary of saker falcons.
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