Meaning of “falconer” in the English Dictionary

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"falconer" in British English

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falconernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɒl.kən.ər/ us /ˈfɑːl.kə.nɚ/

Examples from literature

  • For thousands of years, falconers have taught falcons to fly away, catch other birds, and bring them back. 
  • October is the month in which the falconer sallies forth to secure the hawks which will be employed in "the sport of kings" during the cold weather. 
  • Our falconers use the left hand for carrying their hawks. 
  • The falconer, who took care of the hawks, was a very important person. 
  • The favor and fortune of the young falconer went on increasing every day. 

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