Meaning of “falcon” in the English Dictionary

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"falcon" in British English

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falconnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɒl.kən/ us /ˈfɑːl.kən/

Examples from literature

  • He glanced about and saw David coming with a falcon on his hand. 
  • The falconer made a fine figure—a handsome and active young fellow with the falcon on his wrist. 
  • These people have abundance of swine, honey, and wax, precious furs, and falcons. 

(Definition of “falcon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"falcon" in American English

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falconnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfæl·kən, ˈfɔl-/

a bird with pointed wings and a long tail that hunts and kills other birds and small animals

(Definition of “falcon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)