Definition of Falconet

1. n. One of the smaller cannon used in the 15th century and later.



Definition of Falconet

1. Noun. A small or young falcon ¹

2. Noun. Any of various small, tropical Asian falcons of the genus ''Microhierax'' found in Southeast Asia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Falconet

1. a small falcon [n -S]

Medical Definition of Falconet

1. 1. One of the smaller cannon used in the 15th century and later. 2. One of several very small Asiatic falcons of the genus Microhierax. One of a group of Australian birds of the genus Falcunculus, resembling shrikes and titmice. Origin: Dim. Of falcon: cf. F. Fauconneau, LL. Falconeta, properly, a young falcon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Falconet

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1. Diderot and the Encyclopædists by John Morley (1884)
"falconet was at the height of his reputation in his own country; in leaving it he seems to ... falconet had the proverbial temperament of artistic genius. ..."

2. Diderot and the Encyclopœdists by John Morley (1878)
"falconet was at the height of his reputation in his own country ; in leaving it he seems to ... falconet had the proverbial temperament of artistic genius. ..."

3. Diderot and the Encyclopedists by John Morley (1897)
"V. Of falconet,1 we have already spoken, as a sculptor of genius, ... falconet flattered himself that he had the best of the argument, and was eager that ..."

4. Diderot and the Encyclopedists by John Morley (1897)
"The first Frenchman whom Catherine welcomed in person to her court was falconet, of whose controversy with the philosopher we shall have a few words to say ..."

5. Apollo: An Illustrated Manual of the History of Art Throughout the Ages by Salomon Reinach (1907)
"falconet, Pigalle, Houdon.— The "Boudoir Sculptors."—Clodion.—Canova.—The English School.—Its Tardy Fruition.— Foreign Painters Working in England. ..."

6. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"Fata« perform all menial offices connected with burials. They clean the sacred building, trim and light the lamps, and so on. Falcon' and falconet. ..."

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