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falconry

[fawl-kuh n-ree, fal-, faw-kuh n-] /ˈfɔl kən ri, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən-/
noun
1.
the sport of hunting with falcons, hawks, eagles, etc.; hawking.
2.
the art of training hawks to hunt.
Origin of falconry
1565-1575
1565-75; falcon + -ry, modeled on French fauconnerie
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falconry

/ˈfɔːlkənrɪ; ˈfɔːkən-/
noun
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 and History for falconry
n.

1570s, from French fauconnerie, from faucon (see falcon).

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