lan·​ner ˈla-nər How to pronounce lanner (audio)
: a falcon (Falco biarmicus) of southern Europe, southwestern Asia, and Africa
specifically : a female lanner

Examples of lanner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a series of experimental trials, Tigan flew both lanner and saker falcons through fields of leafy greens while researchers tracked daily counts of bird flocks — and their poo. Jeff Kronenfeld, Discover Magazine, 3 Oct. 2020 San Diego Two lanner falcons show off their skills while a pair of playful platypuses begin a new chapter at the zoo. Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2022 Lanners estimates the report will be ready to present to the City Council by the end of July. Nicholas Sakelaris,, 23 May 2017

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Word History


Middle English laner, from Anglo-French laner, lanier

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lanner was in the 14th century

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“Lanner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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