fal·​con·​ry | \ˈfal-kən-rē, 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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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 For more than 3,000 years, humans have trained these lords of the sky to hunt wild game for them, developing into the art of falconry. Vincent Crampton, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Suwannee County: Experience an ancient hunting art at International Falconry Academy," 6 May 2018 To soak up the natural beauty of the resort in other less usual ways, Terranea coordinates activities along the lines of archery, helicopter tours, and private falconry. Erin Behan, Los Angeles Magazine, "Make the Most of a SoCal Summer at Terranea," 7 May 2018 Kitty started her falconry career in the early 1980s, putting on shows with a few birds at renaissance fairs. Vincent Crampton, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Suwannee County: Experience an ancient hunting art at International Falconry Academy," 6 May 2018 Apart from the festival, the 140-room hotel offers golf on a course that held the 2006 Ryder Cup, as well as falconry, fly fishing and horseback riding. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "10 Festive Hotels in Europe," 2 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, ˈfȯl-\

Kids Definition of falconry

: the sport of hunting with a falcon

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