Definition of falconry
1 : the art of training hawks to hunt in cooperation with a person
2 : the sport of hunting with hawks
Recent Examples of falconry from the Web
The road trip breaks for a falconry demonstration in which a trainer showcases the flying skills of this majestic bird of prey, one of the most revered symbols of the Middle East.
Tribesmen in Qatar whose relatives span the modern-day borders of the Arabian Peninsula say the boycott is threatening traditions dear to them including camel herding and falconry.
Walnut Creek residents Miriam Schaffer and Jeff Idelson visited Ireland recently on a trip that included a falconry lesson at Dromoland Castle in Newmarket-on-Fergus in County Clare.
In a fascinating tidbit reported by the Financial Times, Qatari officials apparently paid close to $1 billion in ransom for the release of a Qatari falconry party abducted while hunting in southern Iraq.
The figure, which was reportedly as high as $1 billion, was allegedly handed over in exchange for members of the Qatari royal family, who had been kidnapped during a falconry trip to southern Iraq.
Hotel guests are encouraged to engage with these beautiful surroundings via a range of activities including camel treks, desert walks, sandboarding and falconry.
Raptors, talons, gauntlets, mews—children may be familiar with these terms without realizing their connection to the world of falconry.
Both books are about the art of falconry, in which birds of prey, by means of deprivation and reward, are taught to hunt to please their owners.
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First Known Use of falconry
FALCONRY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of falconry for English Language Learners
: the sport of hunting with hawks
FALCONRY Defined for Kids
Definition of falconry for Students
: the sport of hunting with a falcon
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