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[ee-glit] /ˈi glɪt/
a young eagle.
Origin of eaglet
1565-75; < Middle French aiglette (in heraldry). See eagle, -et Unabridged
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  • A most proper occupation for an eaglet such as thou,” said Hauskuld; “that is to say, if the cause be a good one.

    Erling the Bold R.M. Ballantyne
  • It was not long after this when the eaglet resumed her run for Portland.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • Seated in one corner of the eagle's nest was the eaglet, who could not fly yet, although so strong and powerful.

    The Ice-Maiden: and Other Tales. Hans Christian Andersen
  • The eaglet had been taught that wings were made to fly with.

  • Such a rule has never had official recognition, and no artistic difference is made between the eagle and the eaglet.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
British Dictionary definitions for eaglet


a young eagle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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