from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A male hawk used in falconry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of tiercel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See tiercel. Called also tarsel, tassel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A male falcon; especially, the male of the peregrine falcon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcon


Middle English, from Old French terçuel, from Vulgar Latin *tertiōlus, diminutive of Latin tertius, third; see trei- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French terçuel < Vulgar Latin *tertiolus < Latin tertius. (Wiktionary)



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