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talon

tal·on

talon

 
 
pronunciation:
tae ln
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a bird or animal claw, esp. of a bird of prey.
The eagle scooped up the large fish in its talons.
similar words:
claw
definition 2: the part of a lock, as on a door, on which the key presses to slide the bolt.
derivation: taloned (adj.)
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