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noun

a person who rises at an early hour.
a person who arrives before others, as for the purpose of gaining some advantage: The early birds got the best seats for the play.
(initial capital letters)Aerospace. the first of the Intelsat series of communications satellites, orbited (1965) by Intelsat.

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Origin of early bird

First recorded in 1885–90
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early bird

noun

informal a person who rises early or arrives in good time

British Dictionary definitions for early bird (2 of 2)

Early Bird

noun

one of a number of communications satellites, the first of which was launched in 1965 into a stationary orbit and provided telephone channels between Europe and the USSee also Intelsat
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