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


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

Origin of bateleur

1860–65; < French: mountebank, juggler; Old French bastelleur Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bateleur

Historical Examples of 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