(North American also aerie)
1A large nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built high in a tree or on a cliff.
- 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.
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