Dictionary

velociraptor

noun ve·loc·i·rap·tor \və-ˈlä-sə-ˌrap-tər\

Definition of VELOCIRAPTOR

:  any of a genus (Velociraptor) of theropod dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous having a long head with a flat snout and a large sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot
ADVERTISEMENT

Origin of VELOCIRAPTOR

New Latin, from Latin veloc-, velox + raptor plunderer, predator — more at raptor
First Known Use: 1990

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: velocitizePrevious Word in the Dictionary: velocipedistAll Words Near: velociraptor
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears