from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A female falcon, especially a peregrine falcon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The female and young of the European goshawk, Astur palumbarius. Also gentil or gentle falcon and cryer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. female falcon especially a female peregrine falcon
Condescension, even as the kite hath sometimes hawked at and struck down the falcon-gentle. —
"Most rustical youth," he said, "thy fortune hath prevailed over knightly skill -- and Audacity hath overcome Condescension, even as the kite hath sometimes hawked at and struck down the falcon-gentle.