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Definition of Falcon

Falcon
Falcon Fal"con, n. [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.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of a family (Falconid[ae]) of raptorial birds, characterized by a short, hooked beak, strong claws, and powerful flight. (b) 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. (Gun.) An ancient form of cannon. Chanting falcon. (Zo["o]l.) See under Chanting.

Meaning of Falcon from wikipedia

- Falcons (/ˈfɒlkən, ˈfɔːl-, ˈfæl-/) are birds of prey in the genus Falco, which includes about 40 species. Falcons are widely distributed on all continents...
- Look up falcon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A falcon is a small to medium-sized bird of prey. Falcon may also refer to: Millennium Falcon, a fictional...
- The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a cosmopolitan bird of prey...
- The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States...
- Jonah Adam (Cardeli) Falcon (born July 29, 1970) is an American actor and television presenter. He came to international attention in 1999 because of his...
- Falcón State (Spanish: Estado Falcón, IPA: [esˈtaðo falˈkon]) is one of the 23 states of Venezuela. The state capital is Coro. The state was named after...
- Falcon 9 is a partially reusable medium lift launch vehicle that can carry cargo and crew into Earth orbit, produced by American aerospace company SpaceX...
- boosters made from Falcon 9 first stages, a center core also made from a Falcon 9 first stage, and a second stage on top. Falcon Heavy has the second...
- Since June 2010, rockets from the Falcon 9 family have been launched 205 times, with 203 full mission successes, one partial failure and one total loss...
- Falcon (Samuel Thomas "Sam" Wilson) is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was introduced by writer-editor...