Definition of tercel in English:

tercel

(also tiercel)

noun

Falconry
  • The male of a hawk, especially a peregrine or a goshawk.

    Compare with falcon

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, based on Latin tertius ‘third’, perhaps from the belief that the third egg of a clutch produced a male.

Pronunciation

tercel

/ˈtəːs(ə)l/