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 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 The eaglets became the subject of internet fame as their births and development were closely monitored through the live-streaming camera. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, "Watch this Big Bear bald eagle chick fly for the first time," 24 July 2019 The eagle’s mother laid two eggs in the nest near Big Bear Lake in March and two eaglets hatched in April. USA TODAY, "Big butter sculpture, sweet guitar, owl released: News from around our 50 states," 24 July 2019 The eaglets just fledged, and this week were venturing away from their home made of sticks — honing skills in flying and picking off rabbits, snakes and prairie dogs. Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, "Golden eagles survive amid suburbia of Highlands Ranch, thanks to preservation of natural habitat," 5 July 2019 On the third day after the eagle’s death, a photographer got video of the surviving eagle bringing the eaglets a fish, and Facebook followers rejoiced. Nara Schoenberg, chicagotribune.com, "A tale of lost love, mistaken identity, courageous single parenting — and bald eagles," 18 June 2019 The other eaglet, Cookie, died at 6 weeks old of suspected hypothermia after a late-season storm brought freezing rain and snow over Memorial Day weekend. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, "Watch this Big Bear bald eagle chick fly for the first time," 24 July 2019 The eaglets received two bands, one colored and one numbered, so they can be identified through a scope. Steve Scauzillo, The Mercury News, "A 30-year first: Golden eagle chicks found thriving in a nest in Santa Monica Mountains," 27 June 2019 As with any new eaglet, DC6 is expected to grow rapidly, gaining half a pound to a pound each week until about 9 to 10 weeks old. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Bald eagles Mr. President, First Lady welcome eaglet at National Arboretum in D.C.," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of eaglet

1572, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2019

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“Eaglet.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eaglet. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of eaglet

: a young eagle


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

Kids Definition of eaglet

: a young eagle

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