See also: Eagle

EnglishEdit

 
An eagle
 
The coats of arms of Germany, Poland, Mexico and Egypt (among others) depict eagles in various colors and styles.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English egle, from Anglo-Norman egle, from Old French aigle, from Latin aquila. Displaced native Middle English ern, earn, arn, from Old English earn (eagle). More at erne.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈiːɡəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːɡəl

NounEdit

eagle (plural eagles)

  1. Any of several large carnivorous and carrion-eating birds in the family Accipitridae, having a powerful hooked bill and keen vision.
    Synonyms: erne, broadwing
  2. (US, numismatics, historical) A gold coin with a face value of ten dollars, formerly used in the United States.
  3. (historical, numismatics) A 13th-century coin minted in Europe and circulated in England as a debased sterling silver penny, outlawed under Edward I.
  4. (golf) A score of two under par for a hole.

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eagle (third-person singular simple present eagles, present participle eagling, simple past and past participle eagled)

  1. (golf) To score an eagle.

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Borrowed from English eagle.

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eagle m (plural eagles)

  1. (golf) eagle

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