Definition of aerie noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    aerie

     noun
    (also eyrie)noun
    NAmE//ˈɪri//
     
     
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  1. 1a nest that is built high up among rocks by a bird of prey (= a bird that kills other creatures for food) such as an eagle
  2. 2a room or building in a high place that is often difficult to reach and from which someone can see what is happening below
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: aerie