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

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Many cliffs are managed under cautious principles established in the 1970s, says Dave Peterson, a falconer and retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist. Ula Chrobak, Outside Online, "We're Overprotecting Birds at the Expense of Climbers," 12 July 2018 Bouchaine Vineyards in the Carneros region of California’s Napa Valley started using falconers in 2016 to keep other birds — like starlings and migratory species— from eating their grapes. Washington Post, "Tourists experience the ancient sport of falconry," 11 June 2018 Farmers hire falconers to rid their crops of hungry flocks. Vincent Crampton, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Suwannee County: Experience an ancient hunting art at International Falconry Academy," 6 May 2018 Kitty’s third branch of business, International Falconry Academy, involves training would-be falconers. Vincent Crampton, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Suwannee County: Experience an ancient hunting art at International Falconry Academy," 6 May 2018 Saturday’s event also included candy drops from kites, a falconer presentation and crafts in which children made small kites that looked like birds. Frank Vaisvilas, Daily Southtown, "Giant sea creatures, other colorful kites take to skies over Will County during festival," 1 May 2018 That explains his interest in a dicey wind energy project and his involvement with a group of falconers clamoring to hunt with eagles. Marilyn Stasio, New York Times, "Child Sleuths and Child Victims," 30 Mar. 2018 The Peregrine Fund came to Boise in 1984 at the invitation of Morley Nelson, a master falconer and activist who is credited with saving the golden and bald eagles. Dana Oland, idahostatesman, "Birds of Prey gets a rare addition and a multimillion-dollar expansion | Idaho Statesman," 12 Mar. 2018 The falconer in charge of the owl soon rushed in to retrieve the bird, which had since settled on a table. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Owl gets loose at wedding, leaves best man 'terrified'," 27 Mar. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of falconer

: a person who hunts with hawks or trains hawks for hunting

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