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falconer

[fawl-kuh-ner, fal-, faw-kuh-]
noun
1.
a person who hunts with falcons or follows the sport of hawking.
2.
a person who trains hawks for hunting.

Origin:
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-)
 
n
a person who breeds or trains hawks or who follows the sport of falconry

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falconer
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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