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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcon;
[syn: tiercel, tercel, tercelet]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tiercel \Tier"cel\, Tiercelet \Tierce"let\, n. [OE. tercel, tercelet, F. tiercelet, a dim. of (assumed) tiercel, or LL. tertiolus, dim. fr. L. tertius the third; -- so called, according to some, because every third bird in the nest is a male, or, according to others, because the male is the third part less than female. Cf. Tercel.] (Falconry) The male of various falcons, esp. of the peregrine; also, the male of the goshawk. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tiercel n 1: male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcon [syn: tiercel, tercel, tercelet]