Definitions for falconˈfɔl kən, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fal•conˈfɔl kən, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən(n.)
any of various birds of prey of the family Falconidae, having long pointed wings and capable of swift, agile flight.
Falconry. the female gyrfalcon. the female peregrine falcon.
Ref: Compare tercel.
any bird of prey trained for use in falconry.
a small cannon in use from the 15th to the 17th centuries.
Origin of falcon:
1200–50; ME fauco(u)n, falcon < AF, OF faucon < LL falcōnem
diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
hunt with falcons
"The tribes like to falcon in the desert"
Any bird of the genus Falco, all of which are birds of prey.
To hunt with a falcon or falcons.
Origin: From falcon, faulcon, from falcon, falcun, from falco, of origin, probably via Old , from falkô, from from pol̑-, from . Cognate with fealca, fealcen, valk, Falke, falk, fálki, pálšas, bāls, buolgs. More at fallow.
one of a family (Falconidae) of raptorial birds, characterized by a short, hooked beak, strong claws, and powerful flight
any species of the genus Falco, distinguished by having a toothlike lobe on the upper mandible; especially, one of this genus trained to the pursuit of other birds, or game
an ancient form of cannon
Translations for falcon
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a kind of bird of prey sometimes used for hunting.
- باز، صَقْرArabic
- falcãoPortuguese (BR)
- der FalkeGerman
- (사냥용의) 매Korean
- باز، باښهPashto
- doğan, şahinTurkish
- 獵鷹，隼Chinese (Trad.)
- chimưng; chim cắtVietnamese
- 猎鹰，隼Chinese (Simp.)
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