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

Examples of falconry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This sport is a combination of paragliding and falconry. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "Six Spots Around the World Where You Can Try Your Hand at Falconry," 15 Nov. 2019 After a 30-minute camel ride through the Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, the guides host a falconry show and organize a Bedouin-style dinner, which includes fare like camel meat, coconut rice, fresh chicken and lamb. Adrienne Jordan, USA TODAY, "First time in Dubai? Here are 5 things you should do," 15 July 2019 So in 2017, Downtown Portland Clean & Safe tried something new: falconry. oregonlive, "Birds of prey to be unleashed in downtown Portland Tuesday to show public how falconry solves crow problem," 11 Oct. 2019 The falconry program has been a tradition at the Air Force Academy since 1955. Fox News, "Aurora, Air Force Academy's oldest falcon mascot, dead at 23: 'We are deeply saddened'," 3 Oct. 2019 Once again, guests could partake in a number of activities while at West Wycombe Park, including shooting, croquet, garden tours, falconry, and high tea. Sarah Bray, Town & Country, "What It's Really Like to Get Married at Downton Abbey," 30 July 2019 Guests can bowl or play croquet, fish or go skeet shooting, ride horses or learn falconry. Ken Ward Jr., ProPublica, "Welcome to the Greenbrier, the Governor-Owned Luxury Resort Filled With Conflicts of Interest," 15 Aug. 2019 From all manner of water sports to falconry demonstrations and fireside ukelele lessons, this private beach club has it all. Amanda Fletcher, Orange County Register, "Monarch Bay Beach Club makes anyone feel like a local," 15 Aug. 2019 Students can learn the ins and outs of falconry and have a chance to handle the birds. Ben Brazil, Daily Pilot, "Falconers keep Orange County from being overrun by birds," 8 Aug. 2019

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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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27 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Falconry.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falconry. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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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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