/terr"seuhl/, n. Falconry.
the male of a hawk, esp. of a gyrfalcon or peregrine.
Also, tercelet /terrs"lit/, tiercel.
[1350-1400; ME < MF terçuel < VL *tertiolus, equiv. to L terti(us) third + -olus -OLE1; prob. so called because the male is about one third smaller than the female]

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