Definitions

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

  • adj. Adapted to or specialized for running: cursorial birds; cursorial legs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Adapted for running.
  • adj. Having legs fitted for running.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Adapted to running or walking, and not to prehension. See Illust. of aves.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Cursores.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fitted for running: as, the cursorial legs of a dog.
  • Having limbs adapted for walking or running, as distinguished from other modes of progression: as, a cursorial isopod; a cursorial orthopteran.
  • Habitually progressing by walking or running, as distinguished from hopping, leaping, etc.; gradient; gressorial; ambulatory. Specifically
  • Of or pertaining to the Cursoria, Cursores, or Cursitores.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of limbs and feet) adapted for running

Etymologies

From Late Latin cursōrius, of running; see cursory.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • JM cast a cursory glance at his cursorial accessories and runs a mile!

    August 17, 2009