albatross

  1. (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
  2. large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight

Albatross

[Monty Python sketch] `Albatross` is a well known sketch from Monty Python`s Flying Circus. It is particularly known for its opening lines: `Albatross!! Albatross!! Albatross!!` and the question: `What flavour is it?` The sketch first appeared on British television on 11 January 1970 in the 13th episode of the first series: `Intermissions` ...
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albatross

[n] - (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps 2. [n] - large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings
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Albatross

Series of jet aircraft [CZ]
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Albatross

Al'ba·tross noun [ Corrupt. from Portuguese alcatraz cormorant, albatross, or Spanish alcatraz a pelican: confer Portuguese alcatruz , Spanish arcaduz , a bucket, from Arabic al- qādus the bucket, from Greek ka`dos , a water vessel. So an Arabic te...
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albatross

<ornithology> A web-footed bird, of the genus Diomedea, of which there are several species. They are the largest of sea birds, capable of long-continued flight, and are often seen at great distances from the land. They are found chiefly in the southern hemisphere. ... Origin: Corrupt. Fr. Pg. Alcatraz cormorant, albatross, or Sp. Alcatraz a p...
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albatross

millstone noun (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps; `she was an albatross around his neck`
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albatross

mollymawk noun large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight
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Albatross

• (n.) A web-footed bird, of the genus Diomedea, of which there are several species. They are the largest of sea birds, capable of long-continued flight, and are often seen at great distances from the land. They are found chiefly in the southern hemisphere.
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albatross

any of more than a dozen species of large seabirds that collectively make up the family Diomedeidae (order Procellariiformes). Because of their ... [6 related articles]
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albatross

albatross 1. A large long-winged seabird that in habits cool southern oceans and spends most of its life in flight. 2. A burden from which someone cannot escape.
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Albatross

Albatross is slang for an encumbrance; something that causes anxiety.
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Albatross

Albatross is slang for an encumbrance; something that causes anxiety.
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Albatross

HMS Albatross was a British training aircraft carrier of 4800 tons displacement launched in 1928. HMS Albatross was powered by four Yarrow boilers providing a top speed of 22.5 knots. She carried a complement of 450 and had provision to carry nine seaplanes, in 1940 six Supermarine Walrus search-and-rescue flying boats were carried. HMS Albatross w...
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albatross

albatross (ăl'butrôs) , common name for sea birds of the order of tube-nosed swimmers (Procellari-iformes), which includes petrels, shearwaters, and fulmars. The wandering albatross, Diomedea exulans, made famous by Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, has a wingspread of from 10...
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Albatross

The albatross is a long winged, powerful oceanic bird. There are some thirteen species of albatross, all related to the petrels, and constituting the family Diomedeidae. Albatross have large heads, stout bodies and extremely long narrow wings. The bill is straight and strong, the upper mandible hookedat the point and the lower mandible truncated. T...
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Albatross

In golf, an albatross (also known as a double eagle) is three strokes less than par.
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albatross

Large seabird, genus Diomedea, with long narrow wings adapted for gliding and a wingspan of up to 3.4 m/11 ft, mainly found in the southern hemisphere. It belongs to the family Diomedeidae, order Procellariiformes, the same group as petrels and shearwaters. The nostrils of bird...
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albatross

Former name of a "Double Eagle" - the score for a hole made in 3 strokes under par. A British term.
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Albatross

A hole played three strokes under par. Also called a Double Eagle.
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Albatross

Three under par on any hole is called a double eagle in the USA. Albatross is the common British golf term for double eagle.
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Albatross

Three strokes under par for a given hole.
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Albatross

Three under par score at a hole. Known as a 'double-eagle' in the US.
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Albatross

Thalassarche Phoebastria Albatrosses, of the biological family Diomedeidae, are large seabirds allied to the procellariids, storm petrels and diving petrels in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses). They range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. They are absent from the North Atlantic, although fossil remains show they once o...
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Albatross

[metaphor] The word albatross is sometimes used metaphorically to mean a psychological burden that feels like a curse. It is an allusion to Samuel Taylor Coleridge`s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798). In the poem, an albatross starts to follow a ship — being followed by an albatross was generally considered an omen of good luck....
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