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

Other Words from double eagle

double-eagle transitive verb

Examples of double eagle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Sotheby's expects to sell the Inverted Jenny plate block for $5 million to $7 million and the double eagle for $10 million to $15 million. James Barron, Star Tribune, 13 Apr. 2021 The double eagle is unique: No other double eagles can be privately owned. James Barron, Star Tribune, 13 Apr. 2021 The 10 were taken to Fort Knox, leaving Weitzman's double eagle the only one from 1933 that can legally be sold. James Barron, Star Tribune, 13 Apr. 2021 Saturday's action included some exceptional shots by players further back in the field, including Sam Ryder's double eagle from 206 yards on the par-5 second hole and Wyndham Clark's 106-yard approach from the muddy edge of a water hazard on 16. Brett Martel, ajc, 25 Apr. 2021 Crystal bowls are given out to commemorate a hole-in-one -- Tommy Fleetwood was getting one of those after Thursday -- or double eagle. Tim Reynolds, ajc, 8 Apr. 2021 See More

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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 30 Jun. 2022.

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