triple crown


triple crown
noun
1. (horse racing) a title won by a horse that can win the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness
Topics: ↑horse racing
Hypernyms: ↑championship, ↑title
2. (baseball) an unofficial title won by a batter who leads the league in hitting average, runs batted in, and home runs
Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game
Hypernyms: ↑championship, ↑title

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noun [singular]
1 : an occurrence in which a horse wins a series of three major races

a horse that won the first leg of the Triple Crown

2 baseball : the achievement of a baseball player who at the end of a season leads the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in

Who was the last player to win the Triple Crown in the American League?

3 or triple crown : a set of three major awards, wins, or achievements in a particular field

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triple crown [triple crown] noun [usu sing]
the achievement of winning three important victories in certain sports. It originally meant winning three important horse races: the ↑Derby 2, the ↑St Leger and the ↑Two Thousand Guineas. It is also used in ↑Rugby Union, where it refers to one of the four countries, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, defeating the other three in the same season. In the US, the phrase refers to victories in the country’s three most important horse races: the Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes and the ↑Kentucky Derby

win/take the triple crown

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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