eaglet

noun
ea·​glet | \ˈē-glət \

Definition of eaglet 

: a young eagle

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White, a former Navy petty officer, spends much time during these months posting videos of the adult eagles' daily life, which involves a lot of nest repair and bringing food back for one another and the eaglets. Jennifer Bolton, Houston Chronicle, "Webster man uses video camera, Facebook to share joy of backyard eaglets," 24 Jan. 2018 These two eaglets will be called DC6 and DC7 for now. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "It all starts with a ‘pip’: Bald eagle egg starts to hatch.," 30 Apr. 2018 The pair of eaglets at the arboretum were late in laying eggs this season. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "It all starts with a ‘pip’: Bald eagle egg starts to hatch.," 30 Apr. 2018 These are the sixth and seventh eaglets that have hatched there. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Second eaglet hatches in nest at arboretum in Northeast D.C.," 3 May 2018 Bald Eagles Articles editor Jonah Ogles awarded high marks to the American Eagle Foundation’s D.C. Arboretum eagle cam, which features a pair of bald eagles currently raising two eaglets. The Editors, Outside Online, "The Definitive Ranking of the Best Animal Livestreams," 14 June 2018 The eaglet at the Belle River property was weighed and measured and had a blood sample taken that will be analyzed for chemicals that might be present in the environment. Bob Gross, The Seattle Times, "Bald eagle babies find home at Michigan plant," 13 May 2018 The egg hatched Monday, the American Eagle Foundation reports, and the eaglet appears healthy. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Bald eagles Mr. President, First Lady welcome eaglet at National Arboretum in D.C.," 1 May 2018 The 6-week-old male eaglet, scarcely larger than a football, lay blindfolded and cradled against the biologist's chest. Brandon Loomis, azcentral, "For Arizona's once-dwindling bald eagle population, recovery starts in the nest," 1 Apr. 2018

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1572, in the meaning defined above

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eaglet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of eaglet

: a young eagle

eaglet

noun
ea·​glet | \ˈē-glət \

Kids Definition of eaglet

: a young eagle

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