tercelet

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Etymology[edit]

From tercel.

Noun[edit]

tercelet (plural tercelets)

  1. A male falcon, especially a peregrine falcon or goshawk; a tercel.
    • 1999, Geoffrey Lester, Chaucer in Perspective: Middle English Essays, page 110:
      In the Squire's Tale this is expressed in avian terms when the tercelet flies off with a kite;

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Noun[edit]

tercelet

  1. tercelet
    • late 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer, “The Squire's Tale”, in Canterbury Tales:
      Tho dwelte a tercelet me faste by, / That semed welle of alle gentillesse