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Falcon Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight
  • hunt with falcons; "The Arabs like to falcon in the desert"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight

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Falcon Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Falcons are small birds of prey and are related to hawks and eagles. They usually have pointed wings and long tails. Most falcons eat small mammals that they hunt using eyesight, although some species hunt other birds, which they take in flight. Like hawks, most falcons have dark gray or brown backs and wings, with white undersides. The Peregrine falcon is found over most of the world and is famous for hunting birds by diving down on them at 320 km/h (200 mi/h). It was nearly wiped out in North America by the use of pesticides, but has since made a recovery.

In some countries falcons are used in falconry. This means people catch the birds and make them hunt for them. Long ago this was a way for people to get more food but today it is a sport.

Meaning of the Name 'Falcon'

  • Meaning: Surname relating to falconry.
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Male

Falcon Sample Sentences in News

  • Dassault Aviation Reveals First Falcon 8X
    BORDEAUX MERIGNAC, France -- Dassault Aviation today rolled back the curtains on the ultra long range Falcon 8X, the company's new flagship and the latest addition to the growing Falcon business jet family.... Read more on this news related to 'Falcon'
  • Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. Announces Adoption of Advance Notice Policy
    Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. announces the approval by its board of directors of an advance notice policy dated 15 December 2014, which includes, among other things, a provision that requires advance notice be ... Read more on this news related to 'Falcon'
  • SpaceX to try to 'precision-land' rocket in ocean
    SpaceX said Wednesday it will for the first time try to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the ocean after launching cargo to the International Space Station. Just a 50-50 chance of success in Friday's attempt was predicted by the California-based company led by billionaire Internet entrepreneur Elon Musk. Currently, most rockets burn up on re- Read more on this news related to 'Falcon'

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