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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