double eagle


noun

a gold coin of the U.S., issued from 1849 to 1933, equal to 2 eagles or 20 dollars.
Golf. a score of three strokes under par on a hole.

Nearby words

  1. double drift,
  2. double drummer,
  3. double dummy,
  4. double dutch,
  5. double duty,
  6. double ender,
  7. double entendre,
  8. double entente,
  9. double entry,
  10. double exposure

Origin of double eagle

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for double eagle

double eagle

noun

a former US gold coin, having a nominal value of 20 dollars
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