[ bat-l-ur, bat-l-ur ]
/ ˌbæt lˈɜr, ˈbæt lˌɜr /


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


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Origin of bateleur

1860–65; < French: mountebank, juggler; Old French bastelleur Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for bateleur

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

    The Bush Boys|Captain Mayne Reid