Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several large pterosaurs of the genus Pteranodon of the Cretaceous Period, having a long pointed head, a scooplike beak, no teeth, and a wingspan upwards of 6 meters (20 feet).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large pterosaur; males had a bony crest on the back of the head.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of American Cretaceous pterodactyls destitute of teeth. Several species are known, some of which had an expanse of wings of twenty feet or more.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Pteranodontidæ.

Etymologies

New Latin Pteranodōn, genus name : Greek pteron, wing; see -pter + Greek a-, an-, without; see a-1 + Greek -odōn, -odon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Also, he pteranodon in the upper right will have a stopwatch - thus "Overclocked."

    More work on the Cory Doctorow painting

  • The pteranodon is one of the most well-known winged dinosaurs.

    Pteranodon Papercraft | Papercraft Paradise | PaperCrafts | Paper Models | Card Models

  • Every Saturday morning growing up, my wake-up call was the pteranodon in the opening credits of ‘Jonny Quest’.

    Mini-interview: C.L. Werner |

  • Despite pteranodon has been my all time favorite, I've always liked Dimorphodon as well, when I was a kid I used to draw comic strips depicting one of them and it is curious to see that Rachael Revelle did choose almost the same colors I chose for "my" dimorphodon so many years ago.

    Life's Time Capsule: Pterosaur Gallery

  • There Basil befriends a girl, Louise, and her flying pet pteranodon, Beatrice.

    Children's Books

  • But in Kong vrai, Kong rescues Fay Wray from a pteranodon, and then fights off the rest of the flock.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • Far overhead, the size of a pteranodon, a featherwing beetle, smallest of the insects, drifted along on its cushion of air, wings a throbbing blur, beyond it patches of blue sky in the green veil.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • That was followed by an image of a flying creature that vaguely resembled an Earth pteranodon, then another image of something that Corsi swore was a dead ringer for a Vulcan sehlat, only—based on the house it was standing next to—about ten times the size.

    Here There Be Monsters

  • And that enormous pteranodon had literally been eating Pest Control's entire operations budget.

    Ripping Time

  • Occasional screams and girder-bending shrieks drifted down from the enormous pteranodon sternbergi which had entered the station through an unstable gate into the era of dinosaurs.

    Ripping Time

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