saker

noun

sa·​ker ˈsā-kər How to pronounce saker (audio)
: a grayish-brown Old World falcon (Falco cherrug) that is used in falconry

Examples of saker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a series of experimental trials, Tigan flew both lanner and saker falcons through fields of leafy greens while researchers tracked daily counts of bird flocks — and their poo. Jeff Kronenfeld, Discover Magazine, 3 Oct. 2020 Other birds include greater spotted and imperial eagles, red-footed and saker falcons, great snipes and semi-collared flycatchers. Carolyn Rapkievian, Smithsonian, 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, 30 June 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saker was in the 15th century

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“Saker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saker. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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