Definition of eagle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈiːɡl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːɡl//
    Golf, Birds
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  1. 1 a large bird of prey (= a bird that kills other creatures for food) with a sharp curved beak and very good sight eagles soaring overhead see also bald eagle, golden eagle See related entries: Birds
  2. 2(in golf) a score of two strokes less than the standard score for a hole (= two under par) compare birdie, bogey See related entries: Golf
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French aigle, from Latin aquila.