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[jur-fawl-kuh n, -fal-, -faw-]
  1. gyrfalcon.
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Historical Examples of gerfalcon

  • Or shall I show you, sire, how a peregrine may win where a gerfalcon fails?

    Sir Nigel

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • But the falcon was indeed a thoroughbred, with the eye of a gerfalcon.

    Marguerite de Valois

    Alexandre Dumas

  • He put his gerfalcon on the perch provided in the hall for such use by the guests.

    Life on a Mediaeval Barony

    William Stearns Davis

  • To Audubon's delight, it was that rare specimen, the gerfalcon, which had heretofore eluded all efforts of naturalists.

  • And who that putteth that knight to the worse shall have a fair maid and a gerfalcon.

British Dictionary definitions for gerfalcon


  1. a variant spelling of gyrfalcon
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