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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ By now the eaglets had developed to the point where they could fly a little.
▪ Having been lowered to the ledge, I first introduced myself to the eaglets.
▪ Or suppose the individual is an eaglet of a rare species anxiously watched by conservationists in its nest.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Eaglet \Ea"glet\, n. [Cf. OF. aiglet.] (Zo["o]l.) A young eagle, or a diminutive eagle.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1570s, from French aiglette, diminutive of aigle (see eagle).


n. The immature young of an eagle; an eagle chick.


n. a young eagle


The term eaglet can refer to:

  • An eaglet, the immature young of an eagle, which in turn encompasses several species of bird of prey
  • HMS Eaglet (shore establishment), home of Royal Naval Reserve Merseyside, Royal Marines Reserve Merseyside and Liverpool URNU since 1995
  • USS Eaglet (SP-909), later YP-909, a United States Navy patrol boat in commission from 1917 to 1921
  • P92 Eaglet, a high-winged, light aircraft built by the Tecnam aircraft company
  • The Eaglet (), nickname for Napoleon II
Fictional characters
  • The Eaglet, a character from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Isis Eaglet, also known as Isis Egret, a character in Magical Chronicle Lyrical Nanoha Force
Groups and organizations
  • Orlyonok, (Russian: Орлёнок, Orlyonok) the Russian Children's Center, literally eaglet

Usage examples of "eaglet".

Project Eaglet was a remarkable achievement that added greatly to our understanding of the physical sciences.

Even the news that the committee had tentatively decided to keep the security lid on Project Eaglet had not cheered him much.

Yet now that Don mentioned it, she could see that Project Eaglet had been living on borrowed time since the news broke.

Scattered elsewhere through the compartment were half-a-dozen senior scientists from Project Eaglet and twenty or so technicians and engineers.

In all, there were seven or eight Project Eaglet staff between Stassel and the airlock.

Project Eaglet had made sure that the terms of the Space Disarmament Act were followed to the letter.

The Project Eaglet scientists had taken to gathering in the Staff Lounge to listen to reports on the latest discoveries as to the nature and purpose of the probe.

Without Liu and his almost sixth sense about mysterious lights in the sky, Project Eaglet would never have gotten started.

The eaglet gaped hungrily as he lifted it up, and made a sort of screeching noise, struggling apparently to reach something behind Frank.

In a few minutes he was drawn up safely to the top of the cliff, carrying the eaglet in his arm.

On the engineering tie-in screen to his left, he saw Trip Tucker standing before the throbbing warp core, looking like an eaglet about to fledge.

When her butterfly showed him an eaglet born, For preying too heedlessly bred, What a heart clapped in thee then!

The young eaglet in his nest high on the rock ledge cried out for his mother and I wept for him.

She could almost see the vista of three eagles soaring on the wind currents above the nest containing the lone eaglet, hear its helpless cry, feel its loneliness.

Asked what this grim figment meant, Henry explained that the great eagle was himself, and the eaglets were his four sons.