Falco sacer
Saker Sa"ker (s[=a]"k[~e]r), n. [F. sacre (cf. It. sagro, Sp. & Pg. sacre), either fr. L. sacer sacred, holy, as a translation of Gr. "ie`rax falcon, from "iero`s holy, or more probably from Ar. [,c]aqr hawk.] [Written also {sacar}, {sacre}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A falcon ({Falco sacer}) native of Southern Europe and Asia, closely resembling the lanner. [1913 Webster]

Note: The female is called {chargh}, and the male {charghela}, or {sakeret}. [1913 Webster] (b) The peregrine falcon. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) A small piece of artillery. --Wilhelm. [1913 Webster]

On the bastions were planted culverins and sakers. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The culverins and sakers showing their deadly muzzles over the rampart. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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