falcon: meaning and definitions

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What is falcon?

What is falcon?

  • 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.
  • Any of several birds of these or related species, such as hawks, trained to hunt small game.
  • A female bird of this type used in falconry.
  • A small cannon in use from the 15th to the 17th century.

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