a claw, especially of a bird of prey.
the shoulder on the bolt of a lock against which the key presses in sliding the bolt.
Cards. the cards left over after the deal; stock.
- taloned, adjective
- un·tal·oned, adjective
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How to use talon in a sentence
The Haast’s eagle is known to have consumed another extinct Pacific bird, the moa, based on preserved bones scarred by talons.This 30-pound eagle would take down 400-pound prey and dig through their organs | Margo Milanowski | December 3, 2021 | Popular-Science
They found that the harpagornis’s beak and talons were more eagle-like in nature and able to withstand high amounts of pressure, leading them to believe that it was in fact a predator.This 30-pound eagle would take down 400-pound prey and dig through their organs | Margo Milanowski | December 3, 2021 | Popular-Science
A chicken Amigo named Chicharrón is also present in Far Cry 6, and possesses the ability to attack foes with large talons.Far Cry 6 Cockfighting Minigame's Replacement Demanded By PETA | firstname.lastname@example.org (Unknown) | October 7, 2021 | TechCrunch
The Black talon is a jacketed hollow-point bullet with perforations designed to expand following impact with soft tissue.Pistorius’s Cross-Examination Could Have Been Grounds for a Mistrial in a U.S. Court | James D. Zirin | May 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Whom should we blame for the Black talon ammunition that ripped through her?Pistorius’s Cross-Examination Could Have Been Grounds for a Mistrial in a U.S. Court | James D. Zirin | May 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With his talon-like hands he began clawing at the sick man, who was twisting and tossing on his couch, as though with convulsions.The Boy Chums in the Florida Jungle | Wilmer M. Ely
No sooner had Don Luis entered the hall than a hand, or rather a talon, seized him by the right arm.Pepita Ximenez | Juan Valera
I told them that if we only gave you a chance you would be a perfect talon rouge.The American | Henry James
All night he labored, beak and talon, until the nest was ready.The Curious Book of Birds | Abbie Farwell Brown
As epigrams well enough, Mr. talon; but perhaps the simple truth is, that I do not love her ladyship.The Harlequinade | Dion Clayton Calthrop
British Dictionary definitions for talon
a sharply hooked claw, esp of a bird of prey
anything resembling a bird's claw
the part of a lock that the key presses on when it is turned
cards the pile of cards left after the deal
architect another name for ogee
stock exchange a printed slip attached to some bearer bonds to enable the holder to apply for a new sheet of coupons
- taloned, adjective
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Scientific definitions for talon
One of the sharp, curved claws on a limb of a bird or other animal such as a lizard, used for seizing and tearing prey. Most talons are situated at the ends of digits.
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