American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A male hawk used in falconry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A male falcon; especially, the male of the peregrine falcon.
- n. Alternative form of tiercel.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See tiercel. Called also
- n. male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcon
- From Middle French terçuel < Vulgar Latin *tertiolus < Latin tertius. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“All parker did was say “windy” means winds in the 3rd tercel.”
“To get the upper tercel you had to consider winds from 3-9 mph.”
“She wrote a list of words: falcon, tercel, familiar, hood.”
“To Tyler a tercel spelled with a small t was a male falcon, a kind of hawk, that people train to kill prey.”
“These he fastened firmly together, and set them securely within that window, by which the tercel would come to his lady.”
“Whilst the lady yet wondered upon him, the tercel became a young and comely knight before her eyes.”
“The falcon as the tercel, for all the ducks i the river: go to, go to.”
“For their pleasure and sport Guivret caused to be taken with them rich falcons, both young and moulted, many a tercel and sparrow-hawk, and many a setter and greyhound.”
“A numerous and gay band he brought two hundred of them in his suite; and there was none, whoever he be, but had a falcon or tercel, a merlin or a sparrow-hawk, or some precious pigeon-hawk, golden or mewed.”
“Two wild hawks, beating up from the south, spied the pigeons, and pounced one upon the tercel with the dove in his talons, the other upon Clair de la Lune.”
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