Meaning of eagle

ea•gle

Pronunciation: (ē'gul), [key]
— n., v., -gled, -gling.
—n.
  1. any of several large, soaring birds of prey belonging to the hawk family Accipitridae, noted for their size, strength, and powers of flight and vision: formerly widespread in North America, eagles are mostly confined to Alaska and a few isolated populations. Cf. bald eagle, golden eagle.
  2. a figure or representation of an eagle, much used as an emblem: the Roman eagle.
  3. a standard, seal, or the like bearing such a figure.
  4. one of a pair of silver insignia in the shape of eagles with outstretched wings worn by a colonel in the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps and by a captain in the U.S. Navy.
  5. (cap.) a gold coin of the U.S., traded for investment, available in denominations of 5, 10, 25, and 50 dollars containing 1/10 to 1 troy ounce of gold, having on its reverse a picture of an eagle: first issued in 1986.
  6. a former gold coin of the U.S., issued until 1933, equal to 10 dollars, showing an eagle on its reverse.
  7. a score of two below par for any single hole.
  8. (cap.)the constellation Aquila.
    1. a representation in green of an eagle, used on playing cards to designate a suit in the pack additional to the four standard suits.
    2. a card of a suit so designated.
    3. eagles,the suit itself.
—v.t.
  1. to make an eagle on (a hole).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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