- 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.
Origin of eagle
Related Words for eagleflier, navigator, captain, aviator, leader, pilot, scout, jockey, dean, conductor, lead, bellwether, director, ace, flyer, guide, eagle, aerialist, coxswain, steerer
Examples from the Web for eagle
Contemporary Examples of 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
Wall Street Journal: “Begley has a great many strengths—concision, eloquence, an eagle eye—and few of the usual shortcomings.”The Best Biographies of 2014 (So Far)
July 6, 2014
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.
May 3, 2014
The gravity stands high and bright, like an eagle on a peak.Are We in the Midst of a Kevin Costner Comeback?
January 28, 2014
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?
January 12, 2014
Historical Examples of eagle
He was short and fat and bald, with little eyes, but with a look like an eagle.The Boy Life of Napoleon
One had the look of an eagle, with his beak-nose and deep-set, uncowed eyes.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
The raven, wolf, and eagle are the regular epic accompaniments of battle and carnage.Beowulf
It was my first introduction to the American eagle screaming for all it was worth.American Notes
The difference only between the eagle and the vulture,—serenity or restlessness.The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
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.