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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

  • Falcon Updates 2014 Activities and Outlines Work Programs for Nevada and Washington Properties
    Falcon Gold Corp. is pleased to provide an update on its recent work programs and the outlook for the work proposed to advance its two key projects in Nevada and Washington. Read more on this news related to 'Falcon'
  • SR210,000: Price of a falcon
     A citizen has sold a rare saker falcon, also known as falco cherrug, for a whopping SR210,000 to an enthusiast. Read more on this news related to 'Falcon'
  • Dassault Aviation: New Falcon Airborne Service adds alternative lift to AOG support
    Saint-Cloud Cedex 300, France -- Today Dassault Aviation introduced a new airborne response service that provides not only rapid AOG support but also alternative transportation options for passengers. Read more on this news related to 'Falcon'

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