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.]

2. Mil.

A small piece of artillery.


On the bastions were planted culverins and sakers. Macaulay.

The culverins and sakers showing their deadly muzzles over the rampart. Hawthorne.


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