tercel definition by Webster's New World
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tercel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A male hawk used in falconry.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French terçuel, from Vulgar Latin *tertiōlus, diminutive of Latin tertius, third; see trei- in Indo-European roots.