[fawl-kuh n-ree, fal-, faw-kuh n-]
- the sport of hunting with falcons, hawks, eagles, etc.; hawking.
- the art of training hawks to hunt.
Origin of falconry
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Examples from the Web for falconry
He diverted himself with rural pastimes, especially with falconry.Sir Walter Ralegh
It was chiefly used as a term in falconry, and applied to hawks.Chaucer's Works, Volume 2 (of 7)
There were more than twenty falcons, of all sorts, in Vebba's falconry.Ned, the son of Webb
William O. Stoddard
The merlin when trained for falconry is usually flown at the skylark.Glimpses of Indian Birds
Like falconry and all that business, it has gone out of date.Nasby in Exile
David R. Locke
- the art of keeping falcons and training them to return from flight to a lure or to hunt quarry
- the sport of causing falcons to return from flight to their trainer and to hunt quarry under his or her direction
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Word Origin and History for falconry
1570s, from French fauconnerie, from faucon (see falcon).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper