fal·​con·​er | \ ˈfal-kə-nər How to pronounce falconer (audio) , ˈfȯl- also ˈfȯ-kə- \

Definition of falconer

: a person who breeds, trains, or hunts with hawks

Examples of falconer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Much of the tale here centers on visits to the late falconer Nancy Cowan’s farm in Deering, N.H., in 2005. Lauren Daley, BostonGlobe.com, 22 June 2022 Animal control then assessed the fledgling and took it to a local falconer, who further examined the bird with the help of a licensed raptor rehabber. Emily Sweeney, BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2022 Food-snatching pigeons are kept intimidated and at bay by swooping hawks Melvin, Maya and Mowgli managed by a falconer. Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 Past attempts to diffuse the birds — from hiring a falconer to using light reflectors — have been expensive or simply haven’t gotten the job done. Andres Picon, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Jan. 2022 When the birds first appeared, the city hired a falconer to scare them away using a hawk, with limited success, Klein said. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2022 Over the years, the city has tried options such as reflective materials placed in trees and even the use of a falconer, with limited success. Kiet Do, CBS News, 13 Jan. 2022 The bird’s head is bent down toward the falconer’s left hand, which experts note may be holding food. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Dec. 2021 The Four-Star hotel’s master falconer will teach you about the history and rules of hunting with birds of prey. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of falconer

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Falconer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falconer. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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