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Saker

A piece of light artillery. The word is borrowed from the saker hawk. (See Falcon.)

The cannon, blunderbuss, and saker,
He was the inventor of and maker.

Butler: Hudibras, i. 2.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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