variants or cancelier
plural -s
: the turn of a hawk in flight made before seizing or after missing the prey

Word History


Old North French canceler to waver, totter, from Late Latin cancellare to cross the legs, from Latin, to make like a lattice

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“Canceleer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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