Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several large pterosaurs of the genus Pteranodon of the Cretaceous Period, having a long crested head, a scooplike beak, no teeth, and a wingspan of over 8 meters (26 feet).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of Pteranodontidæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Paleon.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[New Latin Pteranodōn, genus name : Greek pteron, wing; see –pter + Greek a-, an-, without; see a– + –odon.]

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.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • 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

  • 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

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