[ bat-l-ur, bat-l-ur ]

  1. a common African eagle, Terathopius ecaudatus, having a very short tail.

Origin of bateleur

1860–65; <French: mountebank, juggler; Old French bastelleur

Words Nearby bateleur Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bateleur in a sentence

  • There shrieked the great “Caffre eagle,” and side by side with him the short-tailed and singular “bateleur.”

    The Bush Boys | Captain Mayne Reid