Tercelet
Tercelet Terce"let, n. (Zo["o]l.) A male hawk or eagle; a tiercelet. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • tercelet — noun male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcon • Syn: ↑tiercel, ↑tercel • Derivationally related forms: ↑tercel, ↑tercelet (for: ↑tercel) • Hypernyms: ↑hawk …   Useful english dictionary

  • tercelet — noun A male falcon, especially a peregrine falcon or goshawk; a tercel …   Wiktionary

  • tercelet — terce·let …   English syllables

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  • Tiercel — Tier cel, Tiercelet Tierce let, n. [OE. tercel, tercelet, F. tiercelet, a dim. of (assumed) tiercel, or LL. tertiolus, dim. fr. L. tertius the third; so called, according to some, because every third bird in the nest is a male, or, according to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tiercelet — Tiercel Tier cel, Tiercelet Tierce let, n. [OE. tercel, tercelet, F. tiercelet, a dim. of (assumed) tiercel, or LL. tertiolus, dim. fr. L. tertius the third; so called, according to some, because every third bird in the nest is a male, or,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tercel — /terr seuhl/, n. Falconry. the male of a hawk, esp. of a gyrfalcon or peregrine. Also, tercelet /terrs lit/, tiercel. [1350 1400; ME < MF terçuel < VL *tertiolus, equiv. to L terti(us) third + olus OLE1; prob. so called because the male is about… …   Universalium

  • tiercel — noun A male hawk or falcon, used in falconry. Syn: tarse, tercelet …   Wiktionary

  • tercel — noun A male hawk or falcon, used in falconry. Syn: tarse, tercelet …   Wiktionary

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