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fal·con(făl′kən, fôl′-, fô′kən)
a. 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.
b. Any of several birds of these or related species, such as hawks, trained to hunt small game.
c. A female bird of this type used in falconry.
2. A small cannon in use from the 15th to the 17th century.
[Middle English, from Old French faucon, falcun, from Late Latin falcō, falcōn-; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Animals) any diurnal bird of prey of the family Falconidae, esp any of the genus Falco (gyrfalcon, peregrine falcon, etc), typically having pointed wings and a long tail
a. any of these or related birds, trained to hunt small game
b. the female of such a bird. Compare tercelfalconine
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a light-medium cannon used from the 15th to 17th centuries
[C13: from Old French faucon, from Late Latin falcō hawk, probably of Germanic origin; perhaps related to Latin falx sickle]
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fal•con(ˈfɔl kən, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kən)
1. any of various birds of prey of the family Falconidae, having long pointed wings and capable of swift, agile flight.
a. the female gyrfalcon.
b. the female peregrine falcon.Compare tercel.
3. any bird of prey trained for use in falconry.
4. a small cannon in use from the 15th to the 17th centuries.
[1200–50; Middle English fauco(u)n, falcon < Anglo-French, Old French faucon < Late Latin falcōnem]
fal•co•nine (ˈfɔl kəˌnaɪn, -nɪn, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kə-) adj.
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Any of various birds of prey having a short curved beak, sharp claws, and long pointed wings. Falcons often eat other birds and are usually smaller than hawks.
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|Noun||1.||falcon - diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight|
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
Falco peregrinus, peregrine, peregrine falcon - a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry
Falco rusticolus, gerfalcon, gyrfalcon - large and rare Arctic falcon having white and dark color phases
Falco columbarius, pigeon hawk, merlin - small falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred tail; used in falconry
caracara - any of various long-legged carrion-eating hawks of South America and Central America
|Verb||1.||falcon - hunt with falcons; "The tribes like to falcon in the desert"|
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falcon[ˈfɔːlkən] N → halcón m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
falcon[ˈfɔːlkən] n (= bird) → faucon m peregrine falcon
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Falke m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
falcon(ˈfoːlkən) , ((American) ˈfal-) noun
a kind of bird of prey sometimes used for hunting. valk باز، صَقْر сокол falcão sokol der Falke falk γεράκιhalcón pistrik باز haukka fauconבז बाज sokol sólyom elang fálki falco はやぶさ (사냥용의) 매 sakalas vanags falko valkfalksokół باز، باښه falcão şoim сокол sokol sokol soko [jakt]falk เหยี่ยว doğan, şahin 獵鷹，隼 сокіл باز chim ưng; chim cắt 猎鹰，隼
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