American eagle

noun

Definition of American eagle

2 : a figure of a bald eagle with extended wings similar to that in the coat of arms of the U.S.

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First Known Use of American eagle

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“American eagle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20eagle. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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