|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|—n , pl -luses|
|1.||geology another name for scree|
|2.||fortifications the sloping side of a wall|
|[C17: from French, from Latin talūtium slope, perhaps of Iberian origin]|
talus ta·lus (tā'ləs)
n. pl. ta·li (-lī')
The bone of the ankle that articulates with the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint. Also called anklebone, astragalus.
|talus 1 (tā'ləs) Pronunciation Key
Plural tali (tā'lī')
The bone of the ankle that articulates with the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint.
|talus 2 (tā'ləs) Pronunciation Key
Rock fragments that have accumulated at the base of a cliff or slope. ◇ The concave slope formed by such an accumulation of rock fragments is called a talus slope.