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tercel

Line breaks: ter¦cel
Pronunciation: /ˈtəːs(ə)l
 
/
(also tiercel)

Definition of tercel in English:

noun

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

Origin

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

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