[fawl-kuh-ner, fal-, faw-kuh-]
- a person who hunts with falcons or follows the sport of hawking.
- a person who trains hawks for hunting.
Origin of falconer
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Examples from the Web for falconer
Mrs. Falconer took a fancy to it, among a number of others, so I let her have it.
Mr. Dean, you have never yet done me the honour to introduce me to Mrs. Falconer.
There were no other guests, except a young lady, companion to Mrs. Falconer.
It appeared now as if the Falconer family were doomed to be his ruin.
Colonel Falconer was sent home to be tried by a court-martial.
- a person who breeds or trains hawks or who follows the sport of falconry
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Word Origin and History for falconer
late 14c., "one who hunts with falcons" (as a surname from late 12c.), from Old French fauconier (Modern French fauconnier), from faucon (see falcon). Meaning "one who keeps and trains hawks" is from early 15c.
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