(North American also aerie)
A large nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built high in a tree or on a cliff.
More example sentences
- Bald Eagles build large stick nests called eyries in tall trees or on cliffs.
- It dens down in rocky cairns, under tree roots, sometimes even in the disused eyries of a golden eagle.
- Similarly, the police have three hundred and sixty degree visibility over their patch, like eagles in an eyrie.
late 15th century: from medieval Latin aeria, aerea, eyria, probably from Old French aire, from Latin area 'level piece of ground', in late Latin 'nest of a bird of prey'.
Definition of eyrie in:
- The US English dictionary