One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1US A gold coin worth twenty dollars.
- ‘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.’
- ‘The 1933 gold Double Eagle coin has seen its share of jeopardy in a history that could have come straight from The Maltese Falcon.’
- ‘Yes, a double eagle coin struck in obsidian - quite rare and priceless - donated by a Diplomacy-playing numismatist.’
A score of three strokes under par at a hole.
- ‘You could argue that his double eagle and Masters victory in '35 saves the year, but you might be shouted down.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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?’
- ‘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.’
double eagle/ˈdəbəl ˈēɡəl/
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