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1eagle

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

1
:  any of various large diurnal birds of prey (family Accipitridae) noted for their strength, size, keenness of vision, and powers of flight
2
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
3
:  a gold coin of the United States bearing an eagle on the reverse and usually having a value of ten dollars
4
:  a golf score of two strokes less than par on a hole — compare birdie
5
capitalized [Fraternal Order of Eagles] :  a member of a major fraternal order
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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

2eagle

verb

: 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

1958
EAGLING Defined for Kids

eagle

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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