noun ea·gle \ˈē-gəl\

: a large bird that has very good eyesight and that kills other birds and animals for food

golf : a golf score of two strokes less than par on a hole

Full Definition of EAGLE

:  any of various large diurnal birds of prey (family Accipitridae) noted for their strength, size, keenness of vision, and powers of flight
a :  the eagle-bearing standard of the ancient Romans
b :  one of a pair of eagle-bearing silver insignia of rank worn by a military colonel or a navy captain
:  a gold coin of the United States bearing an eagle on the reverse and usually having a value of ten dollars
:  a golf score of two strokes less than par on a hole — compare birdie
capitalized [Fraternal Order of Eagles] :  a member of a major fraternal order

Examples of EAGLE

  1. She made an eagle on the fourth hole.
  2. She made eagle on the fourth hole.

Origin of EAGLE

Middle English egle, from Anglo-French egle, aigle, from Latin aquila
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

Rhymes with EAGLE



: to score an eagle on (a hole in golf)

ea·gledea·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of EAGLE

transitive verb
:  to score an eagle on (a golf hole)

Examples of EAGLE

  1. She eagled the fourth hole.

First Known Use of EAGLE

EAGLED Defined for Kids


noun ea·gle \ˈē-gəl\

Definition of EAGLE for Kids

:  a large bird of prey noted for keen sight and powerful flight


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