Stan"nel (?), n. [AS. stangella, stangilla; properly, stone yeller, i.e., a bird that yells from the rocks. See Stone, and Yell, and cf. Stonegall.] Zool.
The kestrel; -- called also standgale, standgall, stanchel, stand hawk, stannel hawk, steingale, stonegall.
[Written also staniel
, and stanyel
With what wing the staniel checks at it.
© Webster 1913.