Definition of Saker

1. n. A falcon (Falco sacer) native of Southern Europe and Asia, closely resembling the lanner.



Definition of Saker

1. Noun. A falcon (''Falco cherrug'') native of Southern Europe and Asia. ¹

2. Noun. A medium cannon slightly smaller than a culverin developed during the early 17th century. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saker

1. a Eurasian falcon [n -S]

Medical Definition of Saker

1. 1. 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. 2. 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) Origin: 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 Alternative forms: sacar, sacre. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saker

saithes
saiths
saiyid
saiyids
saj
sajene
sajenes
sajiki-seki
sajou
sajous
sakatottari
sake
sake bomb
sakeen
sakeens
saker (current term)
sakeret
sakerets
sakers
sakes
saketini
saketinis
sakhaite
sakharovaite
saki
sakia
sakias
sakieh
sakiehs
sakina

Literary usage of Saker

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1. A Dictionary of the Drama: A Guide to the Plays, Play-wrights, Players, and by William Davenport Adams (1904)
"HULL (<¡.v ), first performed at the Princess's Theatre, London, on February 8, 1800, by George Melville, F Matthews, R. Cathcart, H. saker, Mrs. Weston, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"... the saker, throwing a 5 J Ib. ball, and "f 3J inches calibre. On a gun 7 feet 9 inches 'IUOS and Robert Owyn, ..."

3. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1835)
"SIMON. (See Simon, SI.) ST. THOMAS, CHRISTIANS OF. (See Christiana of St. Thomas.) saker ; a name formerly used for a small species of cannon. (See Cannon. ..."

4. Fifty Years of an Actors̓ Life by John Coleman (1904)
"... the Eccentric Tragedian —Tom Lyon—Boddie—GV Brooke—William Howard—Mary Glover —And Rosina saker (afterwards Mrs. Wyndham of the Theatre Royal, ..."

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