Can`cel*ier"(?), v. i. [F. chanceler, OF. canseler, to waver, orig. to cross the legs so as not to fall; from the same word as E. cancel.] (Falconry) To turn in flight; -- said of a hawk. [Obs.] Nares.
He makes his stoop; but wanting breath, is forcedMassinger.
Can"cel*eer(?) }, n. (Falconry) The turn of a hawk upon the wing to recover herself, when she misses her aim in the stoop. [Obs.]
The fierce and eager hawks, down thrilling from the skies,Drayton.
Make sundry canceliers ere they the fowl can reach.
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