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1. (Science: ornithology) One of a family (Falconidae) of raptorial birds, characterised by a short, hooked beak, strong claws, and powerful flight. Any species of the genus Falco, distinguished by having a toothlike lobe on the upper mandible; especially, one of this genus trained to the pursuit of other birds, or game. In the language of falconry, the female peregrine (Falco peregrinus) is exclusively called the falcon. (Yarrell)

2. An ancient form of cannon. Chanting falcon.

(Science: zoology) see Chanting.

Origin: oe. Faucon, faucoun, OF. Faucon, falcon, . Faucon, fr. LL. Falco, perh. From L. Falx, falcis, a sickle or scythe, and named from its curving talons. Cf. Falchion.

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