eaglet

noun
ea·​glet | \ ˈē-glət How to pronounce eaglet (audio) \

Definition of eaglet

: a young eagle

Examples of eaglet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As of the week of March 9, the eaglets had not started branching. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Active bald eagle nest in Tomball garners attention," 13 Mar. 2020 Come see California — online On Sunday afternoon, high on a remote perch on Catalina Island overlooking the calm Pacific Ocean, an eaglet cracked through its shell in front of hundreds of eager viewers. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Briefing: Coronavirus crisis meets Bay Area innovation," 9 Apr. 2020 For instance, a pair of eagles that hatched on Santa Rosa Island off the coast of Santa Barbara recently reared eaglets roughly 45 miles to the east in the Orange County residential area of Anaheim Hills. Los Angeles Times, "Bald eagles have found themselves a new home: Suburbia," 19 Sep. 2019 This eaglet was born at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington. Kristin Lam, USA TODAY, "Scaring America's mascot?: Washington county proposes shooting fireworks near bald eagles," 19 Feb. 2020 If the drones scare the eagles off the nest, the nestlings are exposed to temperatures and ravens waiting to whisk the eggs or eaglets away for a quick snack. Debra Utacia Krol, azcentral, "These bald eagle nestwatchers help an imperiled species soar again over Arizona," 27 Feb. 2020 The eagle’s mother laid two eggs in the nest near Big Bear Lake in March and two eaglets hatched in April. Washington Post, "Southern California nest cam eagle flies for 1st time," 23 July 2019 The cam was moved away from the nest Wednesday as the eaglet was being eaten. Washington Post, "Offspring of popular eagle cam birds dies in Florida ranch," 15 Jan. 2020 The eagles, Stars and Stripes, had three eaglets this year, creating another cycle of learning experiences for the students in Avon Lake City Schools and other schools across Northeast Ohio. Hannah Drown, cleveland, "Video: Hear about Avon Lake’s eagles, eaglets and their impact on the city on Facebook Live," 9 May 2019

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First Known Use of eaglet

1572, in the meaning defined above

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“Eaglet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eaglet. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for eaglet

eaglet

noun
How to pronounce eaglet (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of eaglet

: a young eagle

eaglet

noun
ea·​glet | \ ˈē-glət How to pronounce eaglet (audio) \

Kids Definition of eaglet

: a young eagle

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