An eagle in flight.
- An example of an eagle is the bald eagle.
- An example of an eagle is a drawing of a flying prey bird on a national shield.
- An example of an eagle is taking only two strokes to get a golf ball in the cup on a par four hole.
The definition of an eagle is a bird of prey with powerful wings and strong eyesight, or something resembling this bird on a seal or drawing, or a golf score equal to two strokes under par.
- any of a number of large, strong, flesh-eating accipitrine birds of prey noted for their sharp vision and powerful wings, as the bald eagle
- a representation of the eagle, used as a symbol or emblem of a nation, etc.; esp.,
- the military standard of the Roman Empire
- the national emblem of the U.S.
- the military insigne of a colonel in the U.S. armed forces (captain in the U.S. Navy)
Origin of eagleso named from the image of an eagle inscribed on the obverse a former U.S. gold coin worth $10
- Golf a score of two under par on any hole
Origin of eagleMiddle English egle from Old French aigle from Classical Latin aquila, eagle
transitive verbeagled, eagling
Golf to score an eagle on (a given hole)
- Any of various large diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, including members of the genera Aquila and Haliaeetus, characterized by broad wings, a hooked bill, keen vision, and soaring flight.
- A representation of an eagle used as an emblem or insignia.
- A gold coin formerly used in the United States, stamped with an eagle on the reverse side and having a face value of ten dollars.
- Sports A golf score of two strokes under par on a hole.
verbea·gled, ea·gling, ea·gles Sports
To shoot (a hole in golf) in two strokes under par.
To score an eagle in golf.
Origin of eagleMiddle English egle from Anglo-Norman from Old Provençal aigla from Latin aquila
- Any of several large carnivorous and carrion-eating birds in the family Accipitridae, having a powerful hooked bill and keen vision.
- A representation of such a bird carried as an emblem
- (US, numismatics) A gold coin with a face value of $10.00 formerly used in the United States.
- (golf) A score of two under par for a hole.
(third-person singular simple present eagles, present participle eagling, simple past and past participle eagled)
- (golf) To score an eagle.