[fawl-kuh n-ree, fal-, faw-kuh n-]


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

Nearby words

  1. falcon-gentle,
  2. falconer,
  3. falconet,
  4. falconiform,
  5. falconine,
  6. falcula,
  7. falcular,
  8. falda,
  9. falderal,
  10. falderol

Origin of falconry

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

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British Dictionary definitions for falconry



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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Word Origin and History for falconry



1570s, from French fauconnerie, from faucon (see falcon).

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