fal·​con·​er ˈfal-kə-nər How to pronounce falconer (audio)
 also  ˈfȯ-kə-
: a person who breeds, trains, or hunts with hawks

Examples of falconer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If that kind of thrill makes your heart leap, then check out this Intro to Falconry class taught by biologist and professional falconer Adam Baz of Hawk on Hand from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 17 at Ernest E. Debs Regional Park. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2023 At 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., the falconer Brian Bradley will show off their skills in Skyhunters in Flight. New York Times, 7 Oct. 2021 To become a licensed falconer in Ohio, people must first pass a written test and complete a two-year apprenticeship. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 11 Nov. 2020 Benger, a falconer for almost 12 years, is a subcontractor through the Hawk Proz, which provides falconry services throughout the western U.S.The company has a contract with the Academy Museum to fly Spencer eight times a month, twice a week on average, for up to two hours each outing. Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2021 Guests can spend the morning with falconer Michael Davie and his birds of prey, have a light lunch of chef Carl Cleghorn’s signature dish of cured and poached salmon in a light cucumber, apple, and dill sauce, followed by an afternoon tea with fresh scones and cream. Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Mar. 2021 Miles lifted his arm in the style of a falconer. David Gilbert, The New Yorker, 10 Oct. 2022 The airport even had contracted with a falconer at one point who used hawks to remove birds from different areas. Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 13 Mar. 2023 On the docket: Bass will serve as honorary falconer at Saturday’s LAFC soccer game. Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of falconer was in the 14th century

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“Falconer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falconer. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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fal·​con·​er ˈfal-kə-nər How to pronounce falconer (audio)
 also  ˈfȯ-
: one who hunts with hawks or trains hawks for hunting

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