Sa"ker (?), n. [F. sacre (cf. It. sagro, Sp. & Pg. sacre), either fr. L. sacer sacred, holy, as a translation of Gr. falcon, from holy, or more probably from Ar. agr hawk.] [Written also sacar, sacre.]
1. Zool. (a)
A falcon (Falco sacer) native of Southern Europe and Asia, closely resembling the lanner.
⇒ The female is called chargh, and the male charghela, or sakeret.
The peregrine falcon
. [Prov. Eng.]
A small piece of artillery.
On the bastions were planted culverins and sakers.
The culverins and sakers showing their deadly muzzles over the rampart.
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