noun ba·te·leur \¦ba-təl-¦ər\
variants: or


\¦ba-təl-¦ər\ play or

bateleur eagle

Definition of bateleur



  1. :  a short-tailed African eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus) that is basically black with ruddy chestnut back, reddish tail, legs, bill, and cheeks, a silver-gray patch at the bend of each wing, and a white undersurface with a black margin along the hind edge of the wing

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Origin and Etymology of bateleur

French bateleur, from Old French bastelleur juggler, puppet player, from baastel puppet

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to cast off or become cast off

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