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Topic: BIRDS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: aigle, from Latin aquila

eagle

1 noun
     
eagle
ea‧gle1 [countable]
1HBB a very large strong bird with a beak like a hook that eats small animals, birds etc
2 two strokes less than par (=(the usual number of strokes for a hole)) in a game of golf
3

eagle eye

used to say that someone is watching carefully or is likely to notice something:
They carried on working, under the eagle eye of the owner.
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