n. (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 tooth like lobe on the upper mandible; especially, one of this genus trained to the pursuit of other birds, or game. (Gun.) An ancient form of cannon. Chanting falcon. (Zool.) See under Chanting.