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Definition: In golf, "albatross" is just another word for a double eagle.

A double eagle, or albatross, is a score of 3-under par on an individual hole. For example, making a "2" on a par-5 hole. Scoring an albatross is one of the rarest feats in golf, far less common than a hole-in-one.

The term "albatross" is most commonly used in the U.K.

See also:
Odds of making an albatross

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Also Known As: Double eagle
Examples:
"Mickelson scored an albatross when he holed out from the fairway for a 2 on the par-5."
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