- the female gyrfalcon.
- any bird of prey trained for use in falconry. Compare tercel.
Origin of falcon
OTHER WORDS FROM falconfal·co·nine [fawl-kuh-nahyn, -nin, fal-, faw-kuh-], /ˈfɔl kəˌnaɪn, -nɪn, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kə-/, adjectivefal·co·noid, adjective
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How to use falcon in a sentence
The ability to associate causes with effects—encroaching shadows with dive-bombing falcons, cacti with hidden water sources—gives organisms a leg up on predators and competitors.How to Unlearn a Disease - Issue 103: Healthy Communication|Kelly Clancy|July 14, 2021|Nautilus
Olear said peregrine falcons go from “helpless little chicks to fledging” in about 44 days, but they are also vulnerable to predators.
Peregrine falcons do not make a nest with sticks and grass, but instead etch or scrape a spot on a rock ledge to lay eggs.
A new breed of falcons soars back from brink of extinction in VirginiaIn 1999, peregrine falcons were taken off the endangered species list, although they are still protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
The falcons would prey on small birds that had ingested poisoned insects, and that caused the female falcons to produce eggs that did not have enough calcium, making them crack easily.
And that original score that kicks in as a new-age Millennium Falcon swoops into view is sure to get you going.Chernobyl Drones, Star Wars and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She went as calm as a hooded falcon after he covered her head with the sheet.He Faces Jail for Rescuing Baby Eagles|Michael Daly|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The SpaceX Falcon 9v1.1, all privately funded, all domestically sourced, can carry 28,990 lbs.Why Does the USA Depend on Russian Rockets to Get Us Into Space?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the Falcon is not yet Air Force certified for military and intelligence payloads.Why Does the USA Depend on Russian Rockets to Get Us Into Space?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are the Tarpon, the Falcon, the Sea Fox, and the Octopus.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hurrying on to find it, Taijo discovered a hut beside the path, into which he saw the falcon fly.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
A few miles in advance of the island stands the beautiful Falcon Rock, like a sentinel upon the look-out.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
He sets out, and on his journey finds a lion, a wolf, and a falcon disputing over the carcase of a horse.The Three Days' Tournament|Jessie L. Weston
When Aurelian consulted the god of Palmyra (still in spite of Baltus), the god said that the doves fear the falcon.
Whatever might happen, the god would not be embarrassed; the falcon would be the conqueror, and the doves the conquered.
British Dictionary definitions for falcon
- any of these or related birds, trained to hunt small game
- the female of such a birdCompare tercel Related adjective: falconine