Definition of double eagle in English:

double eagle

noun

  • 1US A gold coin worth twenty dollars.

    • ‘The 1933 gold Double Eagle coin has seen its share of jeopardy in a history that could have come straight from The Maltese Falcon.’
    • ‘The coins will include $10 eagles, $20 double eagles, and even rare 2.5-ounce $50 octagonal gold coins.’
    • ‘Even the minting of gold coins such as the gold eagles; or the coinage of a gold ‘dollar’; or the coining of the magnificent gold double eagles, leaves out a great amount of very important monetary history and policy.’
    • ‘Yes, a double eagle coin struck in obsidian - quite rare and priceless - donated by a Diplomacy-playing numismatist.’
    1. 1.1A representation of a two-headed eagle.
      • ‘These dishes, which appear to be saucers with handles, bear the double eagle, Russia's crest in the center, and inscriptions in Slavonic around the edges.’
      • ‘Across the forehead was branded a huge double eagle, the wing tips reaching to the temples, the tail running half way down the nose.’
  • 2Golf
    A score of three strokes under par at a hole.

    Also called albatross
    • ‘The Golf Guru prefers the latter, more colorful term - if two under on a hole isn't called a double birdie, why should three under be called a double eagle?’
    • ‘A hole-in-two on a par 5 for a double eagle is harder because a player has to hit an accurate long drive on a first shot and a perfect second shot.’
    • ‘You could argue that his double eagle and Masters victory in '35 saves the year, but you might be shouted down.’
    • ‘I thought I might even have a double eagle, and I was so pumped up about it, I missed the eagle putt from about 10 feet.’
    • ‘And holes such as the 500-yard par-five 15th, where he made his historical double eagle by holing out a four wood, are now reached in two with a six iron.’