a large, fish-eating eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, of the U.S. and Canada, having dark golden-brown back and wings, and white plumage on the head and tail in the adult: some recently endangered populations are now recovering.
Besides the bald eagle on the Presidential Seal, who holds 13 arrows in one claw and an olive branch in the other.
The “Smart Power” List Rachel Sklar February 23, 2009
He stops to point out a bald eagle landing on a rock in the river.
Jim Harrison Can Make You a Better Animal John Avlon September 22, 2010
The balding Prince of Wales had a brush with a bald eagle at the Sandringham Flower Show yesterday.
Who You Calling Bald? Prince Meets Eagle Tom Sykes July 31, 2013
Our national symbol may be the bald eagle but it might as well be the moving van—or, previously, the covered wagon.
Do Hometowns Matter? Why Politicians’ Geography Is Becoming Irrelevant April 13, 2012
The bald eagle gave neither sigh nor groan when he plunged the knife into the heart of his child.
Canadian Crusoes Catherine Parr Traill
You will remain at the ‘bald eagle’ until the train passes on Monday.
Hubert’s Wife Minnie Mary Lee
These may be distinguished from the bald eagle in all plumages by the completely feathered tarsus.
Western Bird Guide Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed, Harry F. Harvey, and Rex I. Brasher
To these they add the bald eagle, which they say is not a real eagle.
Omaha sociology (1884 N 03 / 1881-1882 (pages 205-370)) James Owen Dorsey
Dark stretches of timber fringe the canyons where the bald eagle, silent as the grave, seeks its prey.
The Sheep Eaters William Alonzo Allen
This agrees with the description which Audubon gives of the nest of the bald eagle.
Wake-Robin John Burroughs
a large eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, of North America, having a white head and tail, a yellow bill, and dark wings and body. It is the US national bird
barefaced (def 2). Contemporary Examples Its nuclear program is a bald-faced attempt at regional hegemony, one that comes closer to fruition with each passing day. James Kirchick on How Biden Gets it Wrong (Again) in Newsweek James Kirchick December 20, 2011 The astonishing thing about such opportunism is that it is so bald-faced. Our Gutless […]
- Bald-faced hornet
See under hornet. any large, stinging paper wasp of the family Vespidae, as Vespa crabro (giant hornet) introduced into the U.S. from Europe, or Vespula maculata (bald-faced hornet or white-faced hornet) of North America. Historical Examples There is no wild creature in the northern United States that a man will run away from so fast […]
a person who is bald. one of a breed of domestic pigeons. Historical Examples We must be careful, though, and not let old baldhead and the others know anything about it. The Hero of Garside School J. Harwood Panting A baldhead whose dome glinted bright gold in the dusk knotted his hands together in an […]
having a bald head. Nautical. (of a schooner rig) having no topmasts. Historical Examples A baldheaded, toothless old man stopped me and asked me where I was “coming.” Lady of the Decoration Frances Little baldheaded men were not tolerated, and “scratches” or wigs provided the remedy. As I Remember Marian Gouverneur What a hero then […]