Eagle
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Eagle
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English

An eagle

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'i:l/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -i:l

Noun

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. (heraldry) A representation of such a bird carried as an emblem, e.g. on a coat of arms.
  3. (US, numismatics, historical) A gold coin with a face value of ten dollars, formerly used in the United States.
  4. (historical, numismatics) A 13th-century coin minted in Europe and circulated in England as a debased sterling silver penny, outlawed under Edward I.
  5. (golf) A score of two under par for a hole.

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Verb

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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French

Etymology

Borrowed from English eagle.

Pronunciation

Noun

eagle m (plural eagles)

  1. (golf) eagle

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