- a representation in green of an eagle, used on playing cards to designate a suit in the pack additional to the four standard suits.
- a card of a suit so designated.
- eagles,the suit itself.
verb (used with object), ea·gled, ea·gling.
- eager beaver,
- eagle eye,
- eagle owl,
- eagle pass,
- eagle ray,
- eagle scout
Origin of eagle
Examples from the Web for eagle
This is Major Tom Calling…with great news: The Eagle has landed.Making 'The Dog': The Amazing True Story Behind ‘Dog Day Afternoon’|Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wall Street Journal: “Begley has a great many strengths—concision, eloquence, an eagle eye—and few of the usual shortcomings.”
Achievement always marked his path: Eagle Scout, then Marine Corps—Iraq and Afghanistan—then Georgetown Law.War Nostalgia Is Leading Veterans to Places Like Syria. One Went Missing There.|Elliot Ackerman|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The gravity stands high and bright, like an eagle on a peak.
McKenna here proved to remain an Eagle Scout in the very best sense amidst the bloodiest and most harrowing fight in the war.Why Was My Son Killed in Fallujah—and His Murderer Set Free?|Michael Daly|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So clement, so merciful, is that eagle who restrains his wrath.The Induna's Wife|Bertram Mitford
The same God made the eagle, the vulture, the hawk, and their helpless prey.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 4 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Ah, no; because it is not with an eagle as it is with a man.Bird Stories|Edith M. Patch
Dickens appears to have visited the Eagle Tavern in 1835 or 1836.Charles Dickens and Music|James T. Lightwood
But when Barret went on further to describe the meeting in the Eagle Pass, she went off into uncontrollable laughter.The Eagle Cliff|R.M. Ballantyne
Word Origin for eagle
mid-14c., from Old French egle, from Old Provençal aigla, from Latin aquila "black eagle," fem. of aquilus, often explained as "dark colored" (bird); see aquiline. The native term was erne. Golf score sense is first recorded by 1908 (according to old golf sources, because it "soars higher" than a birdie). The figurative eagle-eyed is attested from c.1600.