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Definitions of Talon

Pronunciation : Tal"on
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [F., heel, spur, LL. talo, fr. L. talus the ankle, heel.]
Definition : 1. The claw of a predaceous bird or animal, especially the claw of a bird of prey. Bacon.

2. (Zo?l.)

Defn: One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant's tooth.

3. (Arch.)

Defn: A kind of molding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; -- usually called an ogee.

Note: When the concave part is at the top, it is called an inverted talon.

4. The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt. Knight.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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