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saker1

[sey-ker] /ˈseɪ kər/
noun
1.
an Old World falcon, Falco cherrug, used in falconry.
Also called saker falcon.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English sagre, sacre < Middle French sacreArabic ṣaqr

saker2

[sey-ker] /ˈseɪ kər/
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
1515-25; special use of saker1
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  • Even today behind almost every camel stable and desert retreat is an aviary of saker falcons.
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saker

/ˈseɪkə/
noun
1.
a large falcon, Falco cherrug, of E Europe and central Asia: used in falconry
Word Origin
C14 sagre, from Old French sacre, from Arabic saqr
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