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falconer

[fawl-kuh-ner, fal-, faw-kuh-] /ˈfɔl kə nər, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kə-/
noun
1.
a person who hunts with falcons or follows the sport of hawking.
2.
a person who trains hawks for hunting.
Origin of falconer
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English falkenar (< Medieval Latin falcōnārius), fauconer < Anglo-French; Old French fauconier < Medieval Latin; see falcon, -er2
Related forms
underfalconer, noun
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falconer

/ˈfɔːlkənə; ˈfɔːkə-/
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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