three-base hit

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three-base hit

n. Baseball
See triple.
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(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.
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.
9. to make triple.
10. to cause (a base runner) to come into home plate by a triple.
11. to become triple.
12. to make a triple in baseball.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin triplus (adj.) =tri- tri- + (du)plus duple]
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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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