Definition of falconer in English:


Line breaks: fal|con¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔː(l)k(ə)nə, ˈfɒlk(ə)nə


  • A person who keeps, trains, or hunts with falcons, hawks, or other birds of prey.
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    • Sometimes they will bring in a falconer with a live falcon and scare the birds away.
    • Quebec's falconers have the right to allow their birds of prey to soar overhead but the birds are forbidden to swoop down and nab other beasts.
    • He explained that female birds are more often kept by falconers because they are more vicious hunters and better flyers, making them good for displays.


late Middle English: from Old French fauconier, from faucon (see falcon).

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