Definition of eagle in English:
1A large bird of prey with a massive hooked bill and long broad wings, renowned for its keen sight and powerful soaring flight.
- Family Accipitridae: several genera, in particular Aquila
- The South African National Bird of Prey Centre takes in injured raptors - eagles, owls, sparrow hawks, for example - and nurses them back to health.
- It features free-flying displays and an opportunity for people to see at close hand some 30 different birds of prey, including eagles, buzzards and falcons.
- The Ende's consider the birds - eagles, falcons, hawks, owls and kestrels - as part of their family.
1.1A figure of an eagle, especially as a symbol of the US, or formerly as a Roman or French ensign.
- Germany's national symbol has been the eagle since Charlemagne was emperor from 800 to 814.
- In addition to the United States, numerous other nations through the ages have adopted the eagle as their symbol.
- Five hundred feet high, it was completed by a tall tower, crowned with the symbol of the State - an eagle and a swastika.
2 Golf A score of two strokes under par at a hole.
[suggested by birdie]
- The first year, I was standing at the 18th green and had just finished playing when Lew Worsham scored an eagle 2 on the last hole.
- The ball pitched a few yards past the flag and, courtesy of a powerful amount of backspin, zipped back into the hole for an eagle two.
- Levet was first to play and there was delight when his little chip and run trickled into the hole for an eagle three.
verb[with object] Golf Back to top
Play (a hole) in two strokes under par: he eagled the last to share fourth place
More example sentences
- Jerry Barber, all of 40 years ago, is the only other player in Masters history to have eagled the hole they call White Dogwood.
- The world number two made swift amends in his second round, eagling his second hole - the 11th - and going on to reach the turn in 32.
- He won the Crosby Plate at West Lancs in sensational style when he eagled the penultimate hole.
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