from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various birds of prey of the family Falconidae and especially of the genus Falco, having a short, curved beak and long, pointed, powerful wings adapted for swift flight.
- n. Any of several birds of these or related species, such as hawks, trained to hunt small game.
- n. A female bird of this type used in falconry.
- n. A small cannon in use from the 15th to the 17th century.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any bird of the genus Falco, all of which are birds of prey.
- v. To hunt with a falcon or falcons.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a family (Falconidæ) of raptorial birds, characterized by a short, hooked beak, strong claws, and powerful flight.
- n. Any species of the genus Falco, distinguished by having a toothlike lobe on the upper mandible; especially, one of this genus trained to the pursuit of other birds, or game.
- n. An ancient form of cannon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A diurnal bird of prey, not a vulture; especially, a hawk used in falconry.
- n. In ornithology:
- n. One of the Falconidæ.
- n. One of the Falconidæ.
- n. Specifically, a bird of the genus Falco.
- n. In falconry, a female falcon, as distinguished from the male, which is about a third smaller, and is known as a tercel, tiercel, or tiercelet. See haggard.
- n. A kind of cannon in use in the sixteenth century.
- n. Same as femoral falcon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hunt with falcons
- n. diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
Though I feel guilty for the torture its giving you, the maltese falcon is making me starved for a story that doesn't exist yet.
But Syfka, an ancient falcon, is claiming that one of her people is hidden in the avian and serpiente land.
Half drunk, they call their falcon and wander far off to hunt.
Indus” questioned the fact, known to so many travellers, that the falcon is also killed by this “tiger of the air,” despite the latter’s feeble bill (pp. 35 – 38).
Sokol means "falcon" -- no doubt the original badge favoured by Slavonic societies.
Meh, maybe when it was called the falcon back in Perfect dark (scoped falcon = = halo 2 pistol) Baby mario, Yoshis island, and all the wario games/mario sports titles i view as the true sellout ponts for mario.
Before I quit, the monikers "modern" and "primitive" falconry may need a bit more explaining: Steve flies a domestic-bred, hybrid falcon, which is hardly primitive.
A falcon was our houseguest convalescing after a nasty encounter with the high-tension electrical wires.
They were both silent for a long while, Nefer containing himself, although his disappointment at the loss of the falcon was a torment as intense as if he had thrust his hand into flames.
The falcon was the alter ego of the god: statues and depictions of him showed him with the falcon head.