from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A keeper of goshawks.
- n. A falconer who uses accipiters for hunting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A keeper and trainer of goshawks.
The correct technical word for a shortwing- flyer is "austringer".
I tried to go read After The Bar Closes and found my IP address blocked after commenting here and on austringer.net.
He adds: When one sees an ill- formed man, with great big feet and long shapeless shanks, built like a trestle.... hump- shouldered and skew- backed, and one wants to mock him, one says, 'Look, what an austringer!'
MATT: OK, here's a pic of one graceless austringer and his lowly hawk...
We usually call a falconer who keeps that kind of hawk [the goshawk] an austringer.