[fawl-kuh n-ree, fal-, faw-kuh n-] /ˈfɔl kən ri, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən-/

the sport of hunting with , hawks, eagles, etc.; hawking.
the art of training hawks to hunt.
/ˈfɔːlkənrɪ; ˈfɔːkən-/
the art of keeping falcons and training them to return from flight to a lure or to hunt quarry
the sport of causing falcons to return from flight to their trainer and to hunt quarry under his or her direction

1570s, from French fauconnerie, from faucon (see falcon).


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