noun \ˈtir-səl\

Definition of TIERCEL

:  a male hawk

Variants of TIERCEL

tier·cel or ter·cel \ˈtər-səl\

Origin of TIERCEL

Middle English tercel, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *tertiolus, from diminutive of Latin tertius third; probably from the fact that the male is about one third smaller than the female
First Known Use: 14th century


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