[fawl-kuh-ner, fal-, faw-kuh-]
a person who hunts with falcons or follows the sport of hawking.
a person who trains hawks for hunting.

1350–1400; Middle English falkenar (< Medieval Latin falcōnārius), fauconer < Anglo-French; Old French fauconier < Medieval Latin; see falcon, -er2

underfalconer, noun
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falconer (ˈfɔːlkənə, ˈfɔːkə-)
a person who breeds or trains hawks or who follows the sport of falconry

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., one who hunts with falcons (as a surname from late 12c.), from O.Fr. faulconnier (Mod.Fr. fauconnier), from faucon (see falcon). Meaning one who keeps and trains hawks is from early 15c.
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Example sentences
And soon after was back stateside where became a licensed general falconer and venomous reptile keeper.
The straps round a hawk's legs, to which the falconer's leash was fastened.
The falconer's skills involve training his raptor to return to his gloved arm when called and training the bird to hunt.
If you are interested in becoming a falconer you must be prepared to provide for the day-to-day needs of one or more raptors.
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