What is falcon?

  • (verb): Hunt with falcons.
    Example: "The Arabs like to falcon in the desert"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A falcon ( /ˈfɔːlkən/ or /ˈfælkən/) is any species of raptor in the genus Falco. The genus contains 37 species, widely distributed throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.

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White-rumped Falcon
... The White-rumped Falcon or White-rumped Pygmy-falcon (Polihierax insignis) is a species of bird of prey in the Falconidae family ...
China Xinhua Airlines - History
... In April 1997 it became a partner in the creation of Oriental Falcon Jet Service, with Dassault Falcon Jet and Avion Pacific to operate Falcon 50 charter ...
Falcon, Missouri
... Falcon is an unincorporated community in eastern Laclede County, Missouri, United States ... It is about sixteen miles east of Lebanon on Route 32 ...
Mark Furze - Falcon Road
... previous band name Charger, his next career move resulted in the formation of a new band, Falcon Road, fronted by Mark with Kyle Manning on bass guitar ... Falcon Road have a MySpace and a Bebo account for fans to leave messages on, along with upcoming tour dates and song tasters etc ...
Gretsch White Falcon
... The Gretsch White Falcon is a visually distinctive guitar commercially introduced in 1955 by Gretsch ... through the years, and is currently offered in several styles, the White Falcon has always maintained a striking and unmistakable presence and has ... The White Falcon is best known for its large 17-inch size and distinctive appearance, with gleaming white paint, copious gold trim, and a falcon in mid-flight engraved on the gold ...

More definitions of "falcon":

  • (noun): Diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings adapted for swift flight.

Famous quotes containing the word falcon:

    The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.
    Sun Tzu (6–5th century B.C.)

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    My falcon now is sharp and passing empty,
    And till she stoop she must not be full-gorged,
    For then she never looks upon her lure.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)