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raptor •attar, batter, bespatter, chatter, clatter, flatter, hatter, Kenyatta, latter, matamata, matter, natter, patter, platter, ratter, regatta, satyr, scatter, shatter, smatter, spatter, splatter, yatter •abstractor, actor, attractor, compactor, contractor, enactor, exactor, extractor, factor, infractor, protractor, redactor, refractor, tractor, transactor •Atlanta, banter, canter, infanta, levanter, manta, ranter, Santa, tam-o'-shanter •adaptor, captor, chapter, raptor •Antofagasta, aster, Astor, canasta, Jocasta, oleaster, pasta, piastre (US piaster), pilaster, poetaster, Rasta, Zoroaster •dragster, gagster •Baxter • prankster • hamster •gangsta, gangster •malefactor • benefactor •pitter-patter • subcontractor •chiropractor
rap·tor / ˈraptər/ • n. a bird of prey, e.g., an eagle, hawk, falcon, or owl. ∎ inf. a dromaeosaurid dinosaur, esp. velociraptor or utahraptor.
raptor a dromaeosaurid dinosaur, especially velociraptor or utahraptor. The word raptor (from Latin, meaning ‘bird of prey’) is recorded in English from the 19th century, but in this sense comes directly from a shortened form of velociraptor, used originally by palaeontologists and popularized by Michael Crichton' thriller Jurassic Park and the Spielberg film (1993) based on it.
raptor From the Latin rapere, ‘to ravish’, a bird of prey of the order Falconidae (formerly known as Raptores).
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