falconet

noun fal·con·et \ ˌfal-kə-ˈnet , ˌfȯl- also ˌfȯ- \

Definition of falconet

1 : a very small cannon used in the 16th and 17th centuries
2 : any of several very small falcons (genera Microhierax, Polihierax, and Spiziapteryx)

First Known Use of falconet

1559

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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