eagle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English egle, from Anglo-French egle, aigle, from Latin aquila Date: 13th century 1. any of various large diurnal birds of prey (family Accipitridae) noted for their strength, size, keenness of vision, and powers of flight 2. a. the eagle-bearing standard of the ancient Romans b. one of a pair of eagle-bearing silver insignia of rank worn by a military colonel or a navy captain 3. a gold coin of the United States bearing an eagle on the reverse and usually having a value of ten dollars 4. a golf score of two strokes less than par on a hole — compare birdie 5. capitalized [Fraternal Order of Eagles] a member of a major fraternal order II. transitive verb (eagled; eagling) Date: 1958 to score an eagle on (a golf hole)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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/ (U.S. gold coin)


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