[ fawl-kuh-ner, fal-, faw-kuh- ]
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  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; Middle English falkenar (<Medieval Latin falcōnārius), fauconer<Anglo-French; Old French fauconier<Medieval Latin; see falcon, -er2

Other words from falconer

  • un·der·fal·con·er, noun

Words Nearby falconer

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How to use falconer in a sentence

  • A compatriot of his, Edmund falconer, like himself an actor as well as an author, had opened the way for him.

    The English Stage | Augustin Filon

British Dictionary definitions for falconer


/ (ˈfɔːlkənə, ˈfɔːkə-) /

  1. a person who breeds or trains hawks or who follows the sport of falconry

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