Definition of tercel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtəːs(ə)l/
(also tiercel)


The male of a hawk, especially a peregrine or a goshawk. Compare with falcon.


Middle English: from Old French, based on Latin tertius 'third', perhaps from the belief that the third egg of a clutch produced a male.

Words that rhyme with tercel

disbursal, dispersal, Purcell, rehearsal, reversal, succursal, transversal, traversal, universal

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