falconer

noun
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 Last year, the resort hired its first female falconer, Deanna Curtis, to run the four-year-old program. Kate Donnelly, Travel + Leisure, "Discover the Thrill of Falconry at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs," 22 Apr. 2020 The latter also offers a half-day expedition with staff falconers during which the birds hunt eastern gray squirrels in local forests. Kate Donnelly, Travel + Leisure, "Discover the Thrill of Falconry at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs," 22 Apr. 2020 But younger falconers overwhelmingly don’t see that. Alexandra Marvar, New York Times, "How to Make It in America as a Professional Falconer," 24 Apr. 2020 While there are all kinds of creatures on the stream, like snakes, Christine is a licensed falconer and knows a ton about birds, including the owls and eagles in some of the most recent videos. Colleen Stinchcombe, Woman's Day, "21 Activities to Stream That’ll Keep Your Kids (and You) Occupied," 11 Apr. 2020 Licensed falconers can take birds from the wild and keep them for hunting. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two falconers have been sentenced for trading a goshawk taken from Wisconsin public land and lying about their crime," 7 Mar. 2020 Becoming a master falconer takes at least seven years. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two falconers have been sentenced for trading a goshawk taken from Wisconsin public land and lying about their crime," 7 Mar. 2020 His intention, the police alleged, was to sell them to wealthy falconers in the Middle East. Graeme Wood, WSJ, "‘The Falcon Thief’ Review: Cuckoo for Raptors," 7 Feb. 2020 The effect is a bit mesmerizing, as the falconer moves the bird's body while its head remains still. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "Jabbawockeez dance crew mimics a viral video of a hawk neck," 1 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of falconer

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2020

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“Falconer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falconer. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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falconer

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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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