falconry

[ fawl-kuh n-ree, fal-, faw-kuh n- ]
/ ˈfɔl kən ri, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən- /

noun

the sport of hunting with falcons, hawks, eagles, etc.; hawking.
the art of training hawks to hunt.

Origin of falconry

1565–75; falcon + -ry, modeled on French fauconnerie
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falconry

/ (ˈfɔːlkənrɪ, ˈfɔːkən-) /

noun

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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