Definitions of raptorial

  1. living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey; " a predatory bird"; " the rapacious wolf"; " raptorial birds"; " ravening wolves"; " a vulturine taste for offal"
  2. relating to or characteristic of birds of prey; " raptorial claws and bill for seizing prey"
  3. Rapacious; living upon prey; - said especially of certain birds.
  4. Adapted for seizing prey; - said of the legs, claws, etc., of insects, birds, and other animals.
  5. Seizing by violence, as a bird of prey.
  6. Seizing and devouring living prey, as hawks, etc.
  7. Adapted for seizing and holding prey, as talons.
  8. Pert. to birds of prey.