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[fawl-kuh-ner, fal-, faw-kuh-] /ˈfɔl kə nər, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kə-/

a person who hunts with or follows the sport of hawking.
a person who trains hawks for hunting.
/ˈfɔːlkənə; ˈfɔːkə-/
a person who breeds or trains hawks or who follows the sport of falconry

late 14c., “one who hunts with falcons” (as a surname from late 12c.), from Old French fauconier (Modern French fauconnier), from faucon (see falcon). Meaning “one who keeps and trains hawks” is from early 15c.


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