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falcon

noun fal·con \ˈfal-kən, ˈfl- also ˈf-kən\

: a type of hawk that can fly very fast and is sometimes trained to hunt

Full Definition of FALCON

1
:  any of various hawks trained for use in falconry; especially :  peregrine falcon —used technically only of a female — compare tiercel
2
:  any of various hawks (family Falconidae) that have long pointed wings, a long tail, and a notched beak and that usually inhabit open areas

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Origin of FALCON

Middle English faucoun, falcon, from Anglo-French faucon, from Late Latin falcon-, falco, probably from Latin falc-, falx
First Known Use: 13th century
FALCONS Defined for Kids

falcon

noun fal·con \ˈfal-kən, ˈfl-\

Definition of FALCON for Kids

1
:  a hawk trained for use in hunting small game
2
:  any of several small hawks with long wings and swift flight
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