What does falconry mean?

Definitions for falconryˈfɔl kən ri, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. falconry(noun)

    the art of training falcons to hunt and return


  1. falconry(Noun)

    The sport of hunting by using trained birds of prey, especially falcons and hawks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Falconry(noun)

    the art of training falcons or hawks to pursue and attack wild fowl or game

  2. Falconry(noun)

    the sport of taking wild fowl or game by means of falcons or hawks

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. fauconnerie. See Falcon.]


  1. Falconry

    Falconry is the hunting of wild quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of a trained bird of prey. There are two traditional terms used to describe a person involved in falconry: a falconer flies a falcon; an austringer flies a hawk or an eagle. In modern falconry the Red-tailed Hawk and the Harris hawk are often used. The words "hawking" and "hawker" have become used so much to mean petty traveling traders, that the terms "falconer" and "falconry" now apply to all use of trained birds of prey to catch game. In early English falconry literature, the word "falcon" referred to a female falcon only, while the word "hawk" or "hawke" referred to a female hawk. A male hawk or falcon was referred to as a "tiercel" as it was roughly one third less than the female in size. Many contemporary practitioners still use these words in their original meaning. The practice of hunting with a conditioned falconry bird is also called "hawking" or "gamehawking".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Falconry

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of falconry in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of falconry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Margrit Gabriele Müller:

    In Europe and America, falconry is a sport. But here in the Emirates, falconry was traditionally a means to hunt meat, life was very difficult in the desert and falcons were essential to the survival of Bedouin families.

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