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falconet

[fawl-kuh-net, fal-, faw-kuh-]
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noun
  1. any of several small Asian falcons, especially of the genus Microhierax.
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Origin of falconet

First recorded in 1850–55; falcon + -et
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Examples from the Web for falconet

Historical Examples

  • He was always a good shot with a falconet or a mortar-piece.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Mr Fuseli criticises the passage, and assumes that the painter had better reason than that given by Mr Falconet.

  • How vivo affected aiming is easily seen: with its bore level, a 4-pounder falconet ranged 250 paces.

  • To each of the brigantines was allotted a falconet, and three hundred of the troops were detailed to man the fleet.

  • Falconet, the sculptor, wrote a volume to prove that Pliny was in error concerning atmospheric stones.


British Dictionary definitions for falconet

falconet

noun
  1. any of various small falcons, esp any of the Asiatic genus Microhierax
  2. a small light cannon used from the 15th to 17th centuries
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