|v. i.||1.||(Falconry) To turn in flight; - said of a hawk.|
He makes his stoop; but wanting breath, is forced
|n.||1.||(Falconry) The turn of a hawk upon the wing to recover herself, when she misses her aim in the stoop.|
The fierce and eager hawks, down thrilling from the skies,
Make sundry canceliers ere they the fowl can reach.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.