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[From the eagle of the insignia.]
(Military) military slang US a full colonel in the US Army
[from the eagle insignia of rank]
Slang. a full colonel.
[1945–50, Amer.; alluding the eagle on the rank insignia]
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He also quipped that in the time it takes to find your office when you're assigned to the Pentagon, a Major can become a full bird Colonel
Shortly, we walked into one of our favorite breakfast spots, expecting to find limited seating, and we did--but there was one booth with only two men in it, a general and a bird colonel
As a USAF 2 Bird Colonel
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