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raptor

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noun rap·tor \ˈrap-tər, -ˌtȯr\

Simple Definition of raptor

  • : a bird (such as an eagle or hawk) that kills and eats other animals for food

  • : a small or medium-sized dinosaur that ate other animals

Full Definition of raptor

  1. 1 :  bird of prey

  2. 2 [New Latin -raptor (as in velociraptor)] :  a usually small-to-medium-sized predatory dinosaur (as a velociraptor or deinonychus)

Origin of raptor

New Latin Raptores, former order name, from Latin, plural of raptor plunderer, from rapere


First Known Use: 1873

Rhymes with raptor


RAPTOR Defined for Kids

raptor

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noun rap·tor \ˈrap-tər\

Definition of raptor




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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "raptor"


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