double eagle


: a golf score of three strokes less than par on a hole
The ball landed on the front right of the green and started heading for the hole. It climbed one hill and went down another and had slowed to almost a dead halt when it kissed the fiberglass flagstick and fell in for a double eagle, three under par on a hole.Michael Bamberger and Alan Shipnuck

called also (chiefly British) albatross

double-eagle transitive verb

Examples of double eagle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other estimates that put it closer to $1 million note that 1863 gold Liberty double eagles have previously sold for up to $381,875 at auction. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 July 2023 Schutz hit his second double eagle on Nov. 30 on hole 7, also a par 4, of the Torrey Pines North Course. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Jan. 2023 Below is a great look at the Browns lining up in a tight front or double eagle. Lance Reisland, cleveland, 3 Dec. 2022 The final round began with a leaderboard that only a state open could produce, a year after Colorado pro Derek Fribbs’ double eagle on the par-5 No. 15 lifted him to a three-shot win. The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Aug. 2022 On a third-and-2, the Ravens will stack the box and show a double eagle look with both guards and the center covered. Lance Reisland, cleveland, 17 Sep. 2022 Westford 50, Waltham 22 — Senior Cole Kirby recorded a double eagle on the third hole at Nabnasset Lake Country Club in leading the host Grey Ghosts (8-2) to the Dual County League win in their regular-season finale., 7 Oct. 2021 This story corrects to say the auction in Las Vegas was public and the previous high price paid for a 1933 double eagle $5 gold piece was $7.6 million in 2002. Ken Ritter, Star Tribune, 26 Mar. 2021 The double eagle will have its own place in Utah pro golf lore as a highlight of a weekend when BYU golfer Kerstin Fotu of Alpine became the first woman to play the final round of the Utah Open, an event first staged in 1926. The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double eagle was in 1925

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“Double eagle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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