Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Hunting of game with falcons.
  • n. The art of training falcons for hunting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of training falcons or hawks to pursue and attack wild fowl or game.
  • n. The sport of taking wild fowl or game by means of falcons or hawks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of training falcons to attack wild fowl or game.
  • n. The sport of pursuing wild fowl or game by means of falcons or hawks. Commonly called hawking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the art of training falcons to hunt and return

Etymologies

Alteration of French fauconnerie, from Old French, from faucon, falcon; see falcon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • After this I was taken to a new toy of his and the Squire's, which he termed the falconry, where there were several unhappy birds in durance, completing their education.

    Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists

  • After this I was taken to a new toy of his and the squire's, which he termed the falconry, where there were several unhappy birds in durance, completing their education.

    Bracebridge Hall

  • Cathy Lanier's Maryland neighbor dabbles in falconry (Examiner) 19-year-old shot dead in Petworth (Crime Scene)

    DeMorning DeBonis: Sept. 27, 2010

  • “When I got seated the thing was up over my face, as in falconry,” he continues.

    And the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal goes to...

  • The captain of the falconry is the Chevalier du Forget; the captain of the boar-hunt is the Marquis d'Ecquevilly; the superintendent of edifices is the Comte d'Angevillier; the grand-equerry is the Prince de Lambesc; the master of the hounds is the Duc de Penthièvre; the grand-master of ceremonies is the Marquis de

    The Ancient Regime

  • The writer Thomas McGuane calls falconry “one of man’s oldest and most mysterious alliances in the natural world.”

    Birdology

  • A site already established as a wedding venue, it will now be welcoming visitors Mondays to Fridays, offering displays of ancient pastimes and sports, such as falconry and field archery.

    timesofmalta.com

  • A top-notch political communications consultant led a seminar on how to advance gay rights, activities, such as falconry, educates participants on environmental issues, and auctions, such as a trip to build clean water wells in Ethiopia with Charity: Water, try to inspire life-long service.

    Gregory Ferenstein: A Conference That Entertains, Inspires and Has Impact: Summit Series

  • Little shop-talk was recognizable as participants shared stories about snowboarding, falconry classes, and a lecture on rebuilding public education.

    Gregory Ferenstein: A Conference That Entertains, Inspires and Has Impact: Summit Series

  • Summit Basecamp included traditional talks and panels, as well as snowball fights, yoga classes, falconry demonstrations, musical performances, dance parties, and a film premier.

    MeiMei Fox: The Life Out Loud: On a High From Summit Basecamp

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