One of a family (Falconidæ) of raptorial birds, characterized by a short, hooked beak, strong claws, and powerful flight.
- 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.