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 Although less fashionable now than in the days of yore, the art of falconry is still passed down from one generation to the next in Qatar and other oil-rich sheikhdoms of the Persian Gulf. Lujain Jo, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Mar. 2022 Gleneagles is widely known for its extensive list of activities and pursuits — horse riding, falconry, clay shooting, and off-road driving, to name a few — so my suitcase needed to include several staple countryside pieces. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 6 Feb. 2022 Sea Island’s falconry program has also served as a major draw for nature lovers and animal enthusiasts over the past decade. Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2022 Kids and adults will have a hard time choosing between salmon fishing, skeet shooting, falconry, horseback riding, archery, off-roading, zip-lining, tennis and photography classes. Sherrie Nachman, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 Though falconry has historically been used for hunting, the modern practice has found a home at resorts across North America, Britain and the United Arab Emirates. Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2022 The figurine may be one of the oldest Scandinavian depictions of falconry, a hunting practice where birds of prey are trained to kill wild game. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Jan. 2022 Brown began his pursuit of falconry more than 30 years ago as a volunteer at the Environmental Studies Center. al, 5 Jan. 2022 Norwegian kings were active in falconry up until the end of the 14th century and also had professional falcon catchers at their service. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of falconry

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Falconry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falconry. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for falconry


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

Kids Definition of falconry

: the sport of hunting with a falcon

More from Merriam-Webster on falconry

Nglish: Translation of falconry for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about falconry


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