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Triple Crown

n.
1. Sports An unofficial championship title attained by a horse that wins the three traditional races for a specified category.
2. Baseball An unofficial championship title achieved by a player who is at the head of the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in.

triple crown

n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church the Pope's tiara
2. (Horse Racing) horse racing the winning of three important races in one season
3. (Rugby) (often capitals) rugby union a victory by Scotland, England, Wales, or Ireland in all three games against the others in the annual Six (formerly, Five) Nations Championship. Compare grand slam3

Tri′ple Crown′


n.
1. an unofficial title held by a horse that wins the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.
2. a usu. unofficial title held by someone who wins three major awards or championships in the same year.

Triple Crown

Imaginary prize, part of the Five Nations Championship, awarded to the home international side of England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland that wins all three of its matches against the other home teams.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Triple Crown - (horse racing) a title won by a horse that can win the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes and the Preaknesstriple crown - (horse racing) a title won by a horse that can win the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness
horse racing - the sport of racing horses
championship, title - the status of being a champion; "he held the title for two years"
2.Triple Crown - (baseball) an unofficial title won by a batter who leads the league in hitting average, runs batted in, and home runstriple crown - (baseball) an unofficial title won by a batter who leads the league in hitting average, runs batted in, and home runs
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
championship, title - the status of being a champion; "he held the title for two years"
References in classic literature ?
"He gave her gold and purple pall to wear," and set a triple crown upon her head.
But, first, stay, And view their triumphs as they pass this way; And then devise what best contents thy mind, By cunning in thine art to cross the Pope, Or dash the pride of this solemnity; To make his monks and abbots stand like apes, And point like antics at his triple crown; To beat the beads about the friars' pates, Or clap huge horns upon the Cardinals' heads; Or any villany thou canst devise; And I'll perform it, Faustus.
Here, take his triple crown along with you, And leave it in the church's treasury.
Deny it not; we all are witnesses That Bruno here was late deliver'd you, With his rich triple crown to be reserv'd And put into the church's treasury.
The ambitious man of genius grows old in obtaining his triple crown; he does not follow in the steps of Sixtus the Fifth merely to become head of a bureau.
To the Triple Crown I'd not bow down - But this is a different thing!
The ambitious cardinal, who was prime minister to Henry VIII., permitting his vanity to aspire to the triple crown,[5] entertained hopes of succeeding in the acquisition of that splendid prize by the influence of the Emperor Charles V.
Real Gold wins Triple Crown third leg in runaway fashion !-- -- (The Philippine Star) - July 24, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Real Gold got back at its second-leg conqueror Boss Emong in winning the third leg of the 2019 Philippine Racing Commission's Triple Crown series in a thrilling night race before an enthusiastic Sunday crowd at the MetroTurf Racing Complex in Malvar, Batangas.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sir Winston provided a perfect finish to a crazy Triple Crown.
Only this time, Casse was in the middle of holding court with reporters the morning after his first Triple Crown victory.
Triple Crown CEO Mark DiSanto said site work on the project has started and will ramp up this spring as his company prepares to erect buildings this summer.