noun Falconry.

a person who trains and flies short-winged hawks, as the goshawk.

Nearby words

  1. astriction,
  2. astrid,
  3. astride,
  4. astringe,
  5. astringent,
  6. astrionics,
  7. astro-,
  8. astro-inertial guidance,
  9. astroarchaeology,
  10. astrobiology

Origin of astringer

1425–75; late Middle English ostringer, alteration, with intrusive n, as in passenger, of Middle French ostricier, derivative of ostour hawk < Medieval Latin auceptor, Latin acceptor, alteration of accipiter accipiter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019