three-base hit


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three-base hit

(thrē′bās′)
n. Baseball
See triple.

tri•ple

(ˈtrɪp əl)

adj., n., v. -pled, -pling. adj.
1. threefold; consisting of three parts.
2. of three kinds; threefold in character or relationship.
3. three times as great.
n.
4. an amount, number, etc., three times as great as another.
5. a group, set, or series of three; triad.
6. Also called three-base hit. a hit in baseball that enables a batter to reach third base safely.
7. (in bowling) three strikes in succession.
v.t.
9. to make triple.
10. to cause (a base runner) to come into home plate by a triple.
v.i.
11. to become triple.
12. to make a triple in baseball.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin triplus (adj.) =tri- tri- + (du)plus duple]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.three-base hit - a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third basethree-base hit - a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
base hit, safety - (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
line triple, line-drive triple - a triple resulting from a line drive
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Marist loaded the bases in the third inning, and Burke broke a scoreless tie with her three-base hit.
A triple would have meant an historic, and unlikely, cycle for Molina, and Shalin eventually made just that ruling - three-base hit - even though Patterson got a glove on the ball.
The first one wasn't entirely Weaver's fault as Garret Anderson played Blalock's soft liner down the left-field line into the three-base hit.
The first one wasn't entirely Weaver's fault, as Garret Anderson played Blalock's soft liner down the left-field line into the three-base hit.
In the top of the fifth, Gehrig hammered his third three-base hit off reliever Alex McColl before a windy rain storm cleared the field and prevented the game from being completed.