from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of tercel.
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- n. A male hawk or falcon, used in falconry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The male of various falcons, esp. of the peregrine; also, the male of the goshawk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See tercel, tercelet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcon
“Báz” (here Richardson is wrong s.v.); a term to a certain extent generic, but specially used for the noble Peregrine (F. Peregrinator) whose tiercel is the
I spend way too much time doing physical conditioning with my tiercel goshawk, but the result is a bird that knows it can smoke any quarry he's programmed to chase.
My Gyr- Prairie tiercel was stolen this spring and so far possible replacements have fallen through partially because breeders failed, partly because of penury.
Back in 2002 I imprinted my tiercel gos on the 8th floor of the Wachovia bank building in the uptown area of Albuquerque.
Ince flies a mature tiercel male peregrine successfully at snipe, dove and quail, some of the toughest quarries any trained falcon catches.
He said a message took three pigeons because of the ubiquitous Peregrines there: "One for the falcon, one for the tiercel, and one for the film".
A few years back, a friend of mine's tiercel Peregrine died from a yellowjacket sting to the face.
He was wrapped in a towel on my lap -- the towel slipped and his tiny tiercel foot was suddenly embedded in the meaty part of my thigh... can an eagle take down a wolf?
Picturing his room, picturing sitting beside him, she remembered the tiercel—the male falcon—lording about on the window ledge.
The tiercel, he remembered Percey Clay telling him.