double eagle

noun
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of double eagle

US
: 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

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1925

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