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American eagle

noun
1.
the bald eagle, especially as depicted on the great seal of the U.S.
Origin of American eagle
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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  • A combat would be inevitable, with the chance that the American eagle would descend upon the combatants and swoop them away.

  • The American eagle has spread its wings of glory over the world's top.

    My Attainment of the Pole Frederick A. Cook
  • American eagle, The: The liberty bird that permits no liberties.

    Toasts William Pittenger
  • I said that out of this egg 'was hatched the American eagle.'

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • Many of the latter were born under the American eagle at Panama.

    The Panama Canal Frederic Jennings Haskin
  • She died while I was on the steamer, American eagle, hastening to her.

    Sixty Years of California Song Margaret Blake-Alverson
  • The American eagle has lived too sumptuously of late his stummic becum foul, and he's takin a slite emetic.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
  • The American eagle makes the first speech, which I will translate to you.

    Citizen Bird Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
British Dictionary definitions for American eagle

American eagle

noun
1.
the bald eagle, esp when depicted as the national emblem of the US
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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