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Definition of "gerfalcon" [ger•fal•con]

  • Variant of gyrfalcon. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gerfalcon" in a sentence
  • "[Footnote 4: A gerfalcon is a large falcon of Northern Europe.] "Oft to his frozen lair"
  • "And who that putteth that knight to the worse shall have a fair maid and a gerfalcon."
  • "Uwaine smote down thirty knights, therefore was given him the prize, and that was a gerfalcon, and a white steed trapped with cloth of gold."