a figure or representation of an eagle, much used as an emblem: the Roman eagle.
a standard, seal, or the like bearing such a figure.
one of a pair of silver insignia in the shape of eagles with outstretched wings worn by a colonel in the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps and by a captain in the U.S. Navy.
Eagle, a gold coin of the United States, traded for investment, available in denominations of 5, 10, 25, and 50 dollars containing 1/10 to 1 troy ounce of gold, having on its reverse a picture of an eagle: first issued in 1986.
a former gold coin of the United States, issued until 1933, equal to 10 dollars, showing an eagle on its reverse.
Golf. a score of two below par for any single hole.
Eagle, Astronomy. the constellation Aquila.
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.
Golf. to make an eagle on (a hole).
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How to use eagle in a sentence
The officer’s dress hat from the early 1900s had an eagle embroidered in gold on the crown, and golden oak leaves on the peak.Army museums have tens of thousands of artifacts. They’re looking to downsize. | Michael Ruane | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
Raptors, such as eagles, hawks or owls, are at risk of eating contaminated prey if people put out poison for rats or other pests.
Without any kind of hint menu or way to highlight items in the proximity, much like eagle vision in “Assassin’s Creed,” you end up fumbling around for way too long, feeling frustrated.‘Twin Mirror’ is a pale reflection of Dontnod’s previous, story-rich games | Elise Favis | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
She established an eagle sanctuary at her amusement park, Dollywood, because one time she got to worrying about bald eagles.‘Dolly Parton, Songteller’ is a gold mine of little-seen photos and personal anecdotes | Allison Stewart | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
Visiting one and inserting the eagle emblem into it causes the top of its roof to light up.
Also in Germany, he made The Mountain eagle, which was set, Hitchcock recalled, “in Old Kentucky, wherever that might be.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
During the 1970s, the then brand new F-15A eagle carried the same antiquated armament as the Vietnam-era F-4 Phantom II.Pentagon Worries That Russia Can Now Outshoot U.S. Stealth Jets | Dave Majumdar | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The exercise, called Anatolian eagle, was conducted well out of sight of the wars raging in Syria and Iraq.
These Tumblrs have both gone viral, but New York subway cars are still full of men sitting spread eagle across three seats.Online Shaming Gives Creeps the Spotlight They Deserve | Samantha Allen | September 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As for the other two famous images, the blood eagle and the berserker—those are the result of mistranslations.How the Vikings Saved Europe and Got a Terrible Reputation | William O’Connor | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We always think of “eagle” when we think of “swoop,” but we do not often think of “swoop” when we think of “eagle.”Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
He was a good judge of men, that eagle-faced major; he knew that the slightest move with hostile intent would mean a smoking gun.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
A golden eagle, the armorial ensign of the Ripperda family, crested the centre arch.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Thus once again was Siyes' saying proved correct: "He is a blackbird who thinks himself an eagle."Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
When I came to serve the dessert Sally was watching me with her eagle eye and her mouth watering.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
British Dictionary definitions for eagle
a representation of an eagle used as an emblem, etc, esp representing power: the Roman eagle
a standard, seal, etc, bearing the figure of an eagle
golf a score of two strokes under par for a hole
a former US gold coin worth ten dollars: withdrawn from circulation in 1934
the shoulder insignia worn by a US full colonel or equivalent rank
golf to score two strokes under par for a hole
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