talon

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English[edit]

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From Old French talon (heel, spur).

Noun[edit]

talon (plural talons)

  1. A sharp, hooked claw of a bird of prey or other predatory animal.
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  2. (zoology) One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant's tooth.
  3. (architecture) A kind of moulding, concave at the bottom and convex at the top; an ogee. (When the concave part is at the top, it is called an inverted talon.)
  4. The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt.
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  5. In the card game bezique, the remaining stock of undealt cards.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

talon

  1. Genitive singular form of talo.
  2. Accusative singular form of talo.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French talon (heel, spur).

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talon m (plural talons)

  1. heel (part of the foot)
  2. backheel
  3. heel (of footwear)
  4. spur (sharp implement used to prod a horse)
  5. (figuratively) the bottom or lower part of something

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French talon (heel, spur), from Vulgar Latin *talonis, from Latin talus.

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talon m (plural talons)

  1. (anatomy, etc.) heel

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *talonis, from Latin talus.

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talon m (oblique plural talons, nominative singular talons, nominative plural talon)

  1. heel (of the foot)

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