Definition of falconer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɔː(l)k(ə)nə/ Pronunciation: /ˈfɒlk(ə)nə/


A person who keeps, trains, or hunts with falcons, hawks, or other birds of prey.
Example sentences
  • 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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