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Definition of "talon" [tal•on]

  • The claw of a bird of prey. (noun)
  • The similar claw of a predatory animal. (noun)
  • Something similar to or suggestive of an animal's claw. (noun)
  • The part of a lock that the key presses in order to shoot the bolt. (noun)
  • Games The part of the deck of cards in certain card games left on the table after the deal. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "talon" in a sentence
  • "A drink + me + the end of the word "talon" = _____________________."
  • "Both the incisors and canines are unusual as they have a "talon" and "heel" structure, with the talons of the upper and lower incisors intermeshing to create a crushing surface between the heels (Boonstra 1962, 1963, 1969)."
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