Definitions for falconryˈfɔl kən ri, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fal•con•ryˈfɔl kən ri, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən-(n.)
the art of training hawks to hunt.
Origin of falconry:
the art of training falcons to hunt and return
The sport of hunting by using trained birds of prey, especially falcons and hawks.
the art of training falcons or hawks to pursue and attack wild fowl or game
the sport of taking wild fowl or game by means of falcons or hawks
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the art and practice of employing trained hawks in the pursuit and capture on the wing of other birds, a sport largely indulged in by the upper classes in early times in Europe.