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American eagle

noun
1.
the bald eagle, especially as depicted on the great seal of the U.S.
Origin of American eagle
1775-1785
An Americanism dating back to 1775-85
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  • Many of the latter were born under the American eagle at Panama.

    The Panama Canal

    Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • American eagle, The: The liberty bird that permits no liberties.

    Toasts William Pittenger
  • American eagle, The: May she build her nest in every rock peak of this continent.

    Toasts William Pittenger
  • It was my first introduction to the American eagle screaming for all it was worth.

    From Sea to Sea Rudyard Kipling
  • The American eagle has spread its wings of glory over the world's top.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • I said that out of this egg 'was hatched the American eagle.'

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • She died while I was on the steamer, American eagle, hastening to her.

    Sixty Years of California Song Margaret Blake-Alverson
  • The American eagle makes the first speech, which I will translate to you.

    Citizen Bird

    Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
British Dictionary definitions for American eagle

American eagle

noun
1.
the bald eagle, esp when depicted as the national emblem of the US
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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