saker

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English[edit]

The Saker falcon

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Etymology[edit]

French sacre, from Spanish sacro, from Arabic صَقْر (ṣaqr), probably from Turkic soŋqur.[1]

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Noun[edit]

saker (plural sakers)

  1. A falcon (Falco cherrug) native of Southern Europe and Asia.
  2. A medium cannon slightly smaller than a culverin developed during the early 17th century.
    • 1589, Walter Bigges. A Svmmarie and Trve Discovrse of Sir Frances Drakes VVest Indian Voyage
      This place of strength vvas furnished of sixe great peeces, demi-Culuerins, and Sakers, vvhich shot directlie in front vpon vs as vve approched.
    • 1663, Hudibras, by Samuel Butler, part 1, canto 2
      Of warlike engines he was author, / Devised for quick despatch of slaughter: / The cannon, blunderbuss, and saker, / He was th' inventor of, and maker: []

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  1. ^ "saker." The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2008.

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English soccer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: sa‧ker

Noun[edit]

saker

  1. (rare) soccer; association football

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

saker m, f

  1. indefinite plural of sak

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

saker f

  1. indefinite plural of sak

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

saker

  1. indefinite plural of sak