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Definition of "falcon" []

  • Any of various birds of prey of the family Falconidae and especially of the genus Falco, having a short, curved beak and long, pointed, powerful wings adapted for swift flight. (noun)
  • Any of several birds of these or related species, such as hawks, trained to hunt small game. (noun)
  • A female bird of this type used in falconry. (noun)
  • A small cannon in use from the 15th to the 17th century. (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 "falcon" in a sentence
  • "Though I feel guilty for the torture its giving you, the maltese falcon is making me starved for a story that doesn't exist yet."
  • "But Syfka, an ancient falcon, is claiming that one of her people is hidden in the avian and serpiente land."
  • "Half drunk, they call their falcon and wander far off to hunt."