[fawl-kuhn-ree, fal-, faw-kuhn-]
the sport of hunting with falcons, hawks, eagles, etc.; hawking.
the art of training hawks to hunt.

1565–75; falcon + -ry, modeled on French fauconnerie

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falconry (ˈfɔːlkənrɪ, ˈfɔːkən-)
1.  the art of keeping falcons and training them to return from flight to a lure or to hunt quarry
2.  the sport of causing falcons to return from flight to their trainer and to hunt quarry under his or her direction

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Word Origin & History

1570s, from Fr. fauconnerie, from faucon (see falcon).
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Example sentences
They were desalination, falconry, and camel breeding.
Falconry is not a sport that puts much meat on the table.
Geese may be taken by falconry during any open goose season.
Crows may be taken by falconry during the open season.
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