talon (plural talons)
- A sharp, hooked claw of a bird of prey or other predatory animal.
- c. 1587–1588, [Christopher Marlowe], Tamburlaine the Great. […] The First Part […], part 1, 2nd edition, London: […] [R. Robinson for] Richard Iones, […], published 1592, OCLC 932920499; reprinted as Tamburlaine the Great (A Scolar Press Facsimile), Menston, Yorkshire; London: Scolar Press, 1973, →ISBN, Act II, scene vii:
- and now doth gaſtly death
With greedie talients gripe my bleeding hart,
And like a Harpye tires on my life.
- 1631, Francis [Bacon], “8. Century.”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. […], 3rd edition, London: […] VVilliam Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee […], OCLC 1044372886:
- It may be tried also whether birds may not have something done to them when they are young , whereby they may be made to have greater or longer bills , or greater and longer talons ?
- (zoology) One of certain small prominences on the hind part of the face of an elephant's tooth.
- (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.)
- The shoulder of the bolt of a lock on which the key acts to shoot the bolt.
- 1856, George Price, A Treatise on Fire and Thief-proof Depositories, and Locks:
- The locks were constructed with two or three levers, and sometimes with a common tumbler. The talon is the secret; for after locking the bolt out, the key is turned round again quietly to catch the nib and force the talon up
- (card games) The remaining stock of undealt cards.
- (finance, historical) A document that could be detached and presented in exchange for a block of further coupons on a bond, when the original block had been used up.
From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *talun, from Proto-Austronesian *CaluN. Cognate with Javanese talun (“unirrigated field abandoned after harvest”), Maori taru (“grass, weeds, small vegetation”), Samoan talutalu (“young trees grown up where there had been a plantation”).
talon m (plural talons)
- heel (part of the foot)
- heel (of footwear) (especially high heel)
- spur (sharp implement used to prod a horse)
- (figuratively) the bottom or lower part of something
- Portuguese: talão
- “talon”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- tatalonen (“rancher”)
- Alternative form of
talon m (plural talons)
- (Anatomy) heel (of the foot)
- French: talon
- Norman: talon (Jersey)
- → Middle English: taloun, taland, talaund, talaunt, talon, talone, talowne
- English: talon
talon m inan
- coupon, voucher (piece of paper that entitles the holder to a discount, or that can be exchanged for goods and services)
- talon in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
- talon in Polish dictionaries at PWN
- jump; leap (from a height)
- waterfall; falls
- Synonym: (Marinduque) busay
- skip; omission (in typing, etc.)
- sudden jump due to fright
- (gambling) a kind of bet in the game sakla
- (slang) prison escapee
- Synonym: takas
- stub (of a check, receipt, voucher, etc.)
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.|