falconet

noun
fal·​con·​et | \ ˌfal-kə-ˈnet How to pronounce falconet (audio) , 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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“Falconet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falconet. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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