Definitions for talonˈtæl ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tal•onˈtæl ən(n.)

  1. a claw, esp. of a bird of prey.

    Category: Zoology

  2. the shoulder on the bolt of a lock against which the key presses in sliding the bolt.

    Category: Building Trades

  3. the cards left over after the deal.

    Category: Games

Origin of talon:

1350–1400; ME taloun < AF; OF talon < VL *tālōnem, acc. of *tālō, for L tālus heel


Princeton's WordNet

  1. talon(noun)

    a sharp hooked claw especially on a bird of prey


  1. talon(Noun)

    A sharp, hooked claw of a bird of prey or other predatory animal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Talon(noun)

    the claw of a predaceous bird or animal, especially the claw of a bird of prey

  2. Talon(noun)

    one of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant's tooth

  3. Talon(noun)

    a kind of molding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; -- usually called an ogee

  4. Talon(noun)

    the shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt


  1. Talon

    Talon is a 135-foot steel inverted roller coaster at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. It features 4 inversions and close to the ground encounters. Talon was known to be one of the longest inverted roller coaster in the Northeast when it opened in 2001. Also, unlike many roller coasters, Talon's track is filled with sand to reduce the noise made by the trains.

Anagrams of talon

  1. laton

  2. Alton

  3. tonal

Translations for talon

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the claw of a bird of prey.

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