Definition of Tercel

1. Noun. Male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcon.

Exact synonyms: Tercelet, Tiercel
Generic synonyms: Hawk
Derivative terms: Tercelet



Definition of Tercel

1. n. See Tiercel. Called also tarsel, tassel.

Definition of Tercel

1. Noun. A male hawk or falcon, used in falconry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tercel

1. a male falcon [n -S] - See also: falcon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tercel

terazosin
terazosin hydrochloride
terbia
terbian
terbias
terbic
terbinafine
terbium
terbium metal
terbium oxide
terbiums
terbutaline
terbutaline sulfate
terbuthylazine
terce
tercel (current term)
tercel gentle
tercel gentles
tercelet
tercelets
tercellene
tercels
tercels gentle
tercentenaries
tercentenary
tercentennial
tercentennials
terces
tercet
tercets

Literary usage of Tercel

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"I marvel what blood thou art— neither Englander nor Scot — Hah nor flesh. Marry, out upon I her. foul kite, that would fain be a tercel ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"A corruption of tercel-gentle by a double ... (1) tercel, erroneously supposed to be ... tercel ..."

3. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer (1898)
"Another tercel egle spak anoon, Of lower kynde, and seyde, ' That shal not be ! 450 I love hir bet than ye do, by Seynt John I Or alté leste I love as wel ..."

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