saker

noun
sa·​ker | \ˈsā-kər \

Definition of saker 

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

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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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