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Falconry meaning

falconry - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The art of training falcons or hawks to pursue and attack wild fowl or game.
  2. 2. The sport of taking wild fowl or game by means of falcons or hawks.
  3. 3. The art of training hawks to pursue other birds.
  4. 4. Art of training falcons to take wild- fowl; hunting with falcons.

falconry - examples of usage

  1. Among the other evils which have followed in the train of this fatal invention of gunpowder, the Squire classes the total decline of the noble art of falconry. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. After this I was taken to a new toy of his and the Squire's, which he termed the falconry, where there were several unhappy birds in durance, completing their education. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. Charles was taken ill while out hunting, and returned to find his dog dead, and in its mouth pieces of paper from the precious book on falconry. - "The World's Greatest Books, Vol III", Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds..
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