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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fal·con /ˈfælkən, ˈfɔl ||ˈfɔkən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fal·con n.
 1. Zool. (a) One of a family (Falconidæ) 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. Zool. See under Chanting.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : diurnal birds of prey having long pointed powerful wings
          adapted for swift flight
      v : hunt with falcons; "The Arabs like to falcon in the desert"