double eagle


Definition of 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

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Other Words from double eagle

double-eagle transitive verb

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Recent Examples on the Web Even more impressive, some might say, is that Powell still holds Golf Digest's record for making the longest second shot on a par 5, sending the ball sailing 270 yards with a 3 wood for a double eagle. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, "Mickey Powell, who brought PGA Championship to Carmel, built Golf Club of Indiana, dies," 9 Nov. 2020 Both players celebrated with the gesture of the double eagle, which appears on the national flag of Albania - a country with which Serbia has a turbulent and troubled past., "Xhaka, Shaqiri Could Face Two-Game Bans After 'Political' Celebrations vs. Serbia," 24 June 2018 After their goals in the Serbia game, Xhaka and Shaqiri, who are of Albanian ancestry, made double eagle gestures, an allusion to the Albanian flag. Victor Mather, New York Times, "Switzerland Does Enough to Advance in World Cup," 28 June 2018 The Oregonian/OregonLive will accept a report of a hole in one or double eagle via email ( Oregonian/oregonlive Sports,, "Oregon, SW Washington golf: Local holes-in-one for 2018," 26 Apr. 2018 Most golfers can play a lifetime and never hit a hole-in-one or a double eagle. Adam Baum,, "Hole-in-one, double eagle over 2 days for St. Xavier's Oscar Zimmerman," 25 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of double eagle

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Double eagle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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