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Definition of "eagle" []

  • Any of various large diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, including members of the genera Aquila and Haliaeetus, characterized by a powerful hooked bill, keen vision, long broad wings, and strong soaring flight. (noun)
  • A representation of an eagle used as an emblem or insignia. (noun)
  • A gold coin formerly used in the United States, stamped with an eagle on the reverse side and having a face value of ten dollars. (noun)
  • Sports A golf score of two strokes under par on a hole. (noun)
  • To shoot (a hole in golf) in two strokes under par. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "eagle" in a sentence
  • "Around the eagle is a circle formed by two branches, olive on the left and palm on the right, tied at the bottom with a bow, and barely separated at the top."
  • "Between the text and the eagle is a concentric circle of 50 small five-point stars."
  • "Above the eagle is a concentric banner below STATES OF, folded back at the ends, displaying E PLURIBUS UNUM."