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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A full colonel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of the U. S. armed forces having the rank of full colonel, as distinct from a lieutenant colonel.

Etymologies

From the eagle of the insignia.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the insignia of rank, which bears a depiction of an eagle. (Wiktionary)

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