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\Sa"ker\ (s[=a]"k[~e]r), n. [F. sacre (cf. It. sagro, Sp. & Pg. sacre), either fr. L. sacer sacred, holy, as a translation of Gr. "ie`rax falcon, from "iero`s holy, or more probably from Ar. [,c]aqr hawk.] [Written also {sacar}, {sacre}.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A falcon ({Falco sacer}) native of Southern Europe and Asia, closely resembling the lanner. Note: The female is called {chargh}, and the male {charghela}, or {sakeret}. (b) The peregrine falcon. [Prov. Eng.]
2. (Mil.) A small piece of artillery. --Wilhelm. On the bastions were planted culverins and sakers. --Macaulay. The culverins and sakers showing their deadly muzzles over the rampart. --Hawthorne.

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