saker

noun
sa·​ker | \ ˈsā-kər How to pronounce saker (audio) \

Definition of saker

: a grayish-brown Old World falcon (Falco cherrug) that is used in falconry

Examples of saker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other birds include greater spotted and imperial eagles, red-footed and saker falcons, great snipes and semi-collared flycatchers. Carolyn Rapkievian, Smithsonian, "12 Unique Ways to Experience Armenia Off the Beaten Path," 30 June 2017 Other birds include greater spotted and imperial eagles, red-footed and saker falcons, great snipes and semi-collared flycatchers. Carolyn Rapkievian, Smithsonian, "12 Unique Ways to Experience Armenia Off the Beaten Path," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of saker

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saker

Middle English sacre, from Anglo-French, from Arabic ṣaqr

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“Saker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saker. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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