from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Eurasian falcon (Falco cherrug) having brown plumage and often trained for falconry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A falcon (Falco cherrug) native of Southern Europe and Asia.
- n. A medium cannon slightly smaller than a culverin developed during the early 17th century.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A falcon (Falco sacer) native of Southern Europe and Asia, closely resembling the lanner.
- n. The peregrine falcon.
- n. A small piece of artillery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of hawk used in falconry, especially the female, which is larger than the male, the latter being called a sakeret or sacret.
- n. A small piece of artillery, smaller than the demiculverin, formerly much employed in sieges.
- See sacre.
Middle English sacre, from Old French, from Arabic ṣaqr, probably from Turkic *soŋqur, falcon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French sacre, from Spanish sacro, from Arabic صقر, probably from Turkic soŋqur. (Wiktionary)