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A metaphor for a dead weight or burden that one must carry, especially when the burden is not a literal one but a stigma of some kind that one cannot easily discard or throw off. The name comes from a story about a sailor who killed an albatross that was following his ship, an act thought to bring bad luck upon the ship. His fellow sailors made him wear the dead albatross around his neck as penance to ward off the bad luck.
Joe: I have wonderful news! I finally got laid last night!

Jim: Congrats, man! Doesn't it feel good to not have that albatross around your neck any more?
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A sexual position in which one male pleasures four others by giving a blow job, taking it in the butt, and giving two hand jobs simultanesously, hence the flapping motion of said bird.
Hey Andrew call up a couple of your mates and lets have an albatross session.
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1) A large bird that is said to give bad luck to sailors.
2) Anything or anyone which is seen as an omen of bad fortune.
2) The oldest pub in Berkley, California.
At length did cross an Albatross:
Thorough the fog it came;
As if it had been a Christian soul,
We hailed it in God's name.

It ate the food it ne'er had eat,
And round and round it flew.
The ice did split with a thunder-fit;
The helmsman steered us through!

And a good south wind sprung up behind;
The Albatross did follow,
And every day, for food or play,
Came to the mariners' hollo!

In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud,
It perched for vespers nine;
Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white,
Glimmered the white Moon-shine.

"God save thee, ancient Mariner!
From the fiends, that plague thee thus!--
Why look'st thou so?"--With my cross-bow
I shot the ALBATROSS.

-the Rime of the Ancient Mariner
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1) Golf term, putting the ball into the hole 3 strokes under par.

2) A type of bird. Said to bring bad luck to anyone who shoots it.
1) Alright! Albatross!
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Three strokes under par in one golf hole.
You cannot get an albatross on a par-3 hole.
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four strikes in row whilst bowling.
Dude!! You bowled an albatross!
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1. A kind of bird which spends long amounts of time at sea.

2. Any kind of burden or setback. Sometimes, a person may consider themselves to be an albatross, if they believe themselves to be hindering other people around them. Derived from the description of an albatross hanging around the Mariner's neck in Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

3. In Golf, a score that is three numbers below par.
1. The Wandering albatross has the largest wingspan of any extant bird.

2. "I'm an albatross, aren't I?" Jack cried, tears streaming down his face as he stood before his friends.

3. After a successful hole in one, the golfer managed to score an Albatross on the next hole, much to the approval of the crowd.
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