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falconer

[fawl-kuh-ner, fal-, faw-kuh-]
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noun
  1. a person who hunts with falcons or follows the sport of hawking.
  2. a person who trains hawks for hunting.
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Origin of falconer

1350–1400; Middle English falkenar (< Medieval Latin falcōnārius), fauconer < Anglo-French; Old French fauconier < Medieval Latin; see falcon, -er2
Related formsun·der·fal·con·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for falconer

Historical Examples

  • Mrs. Falconer took a fancy to it, among a number of others, so I let her have it.

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    Maria Edgeworth

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for falconer

falconer

noun
  1. a person who breeds or trains hawks or who follows the sport of falconry
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Word Origin and History for falconer

n.

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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