fal·​con·​ry | \ ˈfal-kən-rē How to pronounce falconry (audio) , ˈfȯl- also ˈfȯ-kən-\

Definition of falconry

1 : the art of training hawks to hunt in cooperation with a person
2 : the sport of hunting with hawks

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Many castles offer afternoon tea, historical tours, falconry lessons, and 5 star dining. Nicola Fumo, Town & Country, "What to Pack for an Irish Getaway," 4 Mar. 2019 The Ashford is renowned for its falconry school (the first in Ireland), and children delight in watching the hawks take off and land on gloved hands in search of bits of meat. Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Summers: The Ultimate Guide to Not Wasting a Single Vacation With Your Kids," 20 July 2018 Cromlix offers tennis coaching on their own Wimbledon-grade courts (of course), loch fishing, archery, garden games, and falconry. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hotels in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Also, even resorts tend to have activities that tweens and teens can partake in without their parents (falconry and archery are two options at Gleneagles, for example). New York Times, "5 Tips to Enjoy a Tween- and Teen-Friendly Vacation," 21 June 2018 Nell channeled her sense of isolation into fishing, falconry, and an abiding interest in the natural world. Alexandra Styron, Town & Country, "Pop's Stars: Paul Newman's Daughters Now," 31 Dec. 2012 Our server recommended local trout almondine and top sirloin with Zane's mashed potatoes and entertained us with stories about the horseback falconry nearby. Sara Lessley, latimes.com, "It's all about the cool water on a warm-weather escape to Arizona's Rim Country," 22 Mar. 2018 The 350-acre estate offers a spa, movie theater, and wine cellar, as well as boating on Loch Corrib, horseback riding, falconry, fishing, bicycling, golf, clay shooting, and kayaking. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Might Be Honeymooning at Ireland's Ultra-Swanky Ashford Castle," 7 June 2018 Cathy Blecker of Campton Hills will display her raptor and discuss the history of falconry. Joy Davis, Aurora Beacon-News, "Tours of replica Viking longship offered in Geneva," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of falconry

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of falconry was in 1575

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English Language Learners Definition of falconry

: the sport of hunting with hawks


fal·​con·​ry | \ ˈfal-kən-rē How to pronounce falconry (audio) , ˈfȯl-\

Kids Definition of falconry

: the sport of hunting with a falcon

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