tiercel


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tier·cel

 (tîr′səl)
n.
Variant of tercel.

tiercel

(ˈtɪəsəl)
n
(Falconry) a variant of tercel

ter•cel

(ˈtɜr səl)

also terce•let

(ˈtɜrs lɪt)

tiercel



n.
the male of a hawk, esp. of a gyrfalcon or peregrine.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French terçuel < Vulgar Latin *tertiolus= Latin terti(us) third + -olus -ole1; probably so called because the male is about one third smaller than the female]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiercel - male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcontiercel - male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcon
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
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