American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that breeds and trains falcons.
- n. One that hunts with falcons.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who breeds and trains hawks for taking game; also, one who follows the sport of fowling with hawks.
- n. A person who breeds or trains hawks or other birds of prey for taking birds or game.
- n. One who follows the sport of fowling with hawks.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A person who breeds or trains hawks for taking birds or game; one who follows the sport of fowling with hawks.
- n. a person who breeds and trains hawks and who follows the sport of falconry
- From Old French faulconnier, fauconnier, from faulcon ("falcon"). (Wiktionary)
“There's a reason for this; becoming a licensed falconer is a two-year process, involving an apprenticeship, tests, and many other requirements.”
“The falconer is a professor of something, so both are possibilities...”
“We usually call a falconer who keeps that kind of hawk [the goshawk] an austringer.”
“Dr. William Cornatzer, a dermatologist and falconer, saw a presentation about the potential dangers of lead at a board meeting of the Peregrine Fund, a group devoted to conserving birds of prey.”
“The film, which is everywhere is supposed to be by by the late Felix Rodriguez y Fuentes, a Spanish naturalist and falconer, for a TV series (maybe in the seventies?)”
“Michael M. Phillips/The Wall Street Journal Mr. Graves, right, heads out to check the snare lines at Bagram Airfield with interpreter Mohammed Ashraf, left, and Mohammed Arif, an Afghan falconer and trapper.”
“Mr. Graves's assistant is a bearded Afghan falconer, 49-year-old Mohammed Arif, who was a mujahedeen fighter in the 1980s when Bagram was a Soviet base.”
“He was going to be the next falconer, he said. from Aqua Leung”
“If you want to see human/dog interaction at the highest level, go watch a herding competition, an AKC field trial or tag along some time with a falconer who uses dogs.”
“Several months ago when I professed my unrequited love for fine English shotguns, longtime author, falconer and double gun aficionado Steve Bodio suggested I check out the website of British shooting journalist and shotgun broker Diggory Hadoke.”
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Tip of the hat to Stephen, who always tells me "only one more switchback" as we go up the trail. Usually it is a lie, but it still works!
Wordies relating to birdies. :-)
Faves from the WB.
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