eaglet

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

Definition of eaglet

: a young eagle

Examples of eaglet in a Sentence

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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 Last year there were approximately 286 eagle nests in the state, with mature eagles raising approximately 445 young eaglets according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Bald eagles seen on Whitewater River before Fourth of July," 28 June 2019 In late May, two eaglets were seen in a nest located in a large cave within the western end of the national recreation area northwest of Los Angeles. Steve Scauzillo, The Mercury News, "A 30-year first: Golden eagle chicks found thriving in a nest in Santa Monica Mountains," 27 June 2019 Local photographer Russell Hons rescued the young eagles Sunday evening after seeing the eaglets on the ground near the spot where the nest had collapsed. Brad Dokken, Twin Cities, "Eaglets rescued from collapsed nest, brought to Raptor Center in St. Paul," 18 June 2019 The eaglets, who are big but a bit disheveled, without a mature bird’s pomp and plumage, will get a few inches of air, then a foot, then 2 feet, before falling back to the nest. Nara Schoenberg, chicagotribune.com, "A tale of lost love, mistaken identity, courageous single parenting — and bald eagles," 18 June 2019 The eaglets in Southwest were born in mid-March to parents Liberty and Justice. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "It all starts with a ‘pip’: Bald eagle egg starts to hatch.," 30 Apr. 2018 The other eaglet, DC6, hatched a few days ago in the same nest. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Second eaglet hatches in nest at arboretum in Northeast D.C.," 3 May 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce eaglet (audio) \

Kids Definition of eaglet

: a young eagle

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