: any of a family (Diomedeidae) of large web-footed seabirds that have long slender wings, are excellent gliders, and include the largest seabirds
: something that causes persistent deep concern or anxiety
: something that greatly hinders accomplishment : encumbrance
- Fame has become an albatross that prevents her from leading a normal life.
, chiefly British
: a score of three under par made on a hole : double eagle
- The first play-off at Augusta followed the most famous single stroke in Masters history, Sarazen's albatross, or double eagle as the Americans prefer to describe such accidents of fortune, at the 15th.
- —P. A. Ward-Thomas