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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 ?
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.
He gave her gold and purple pall to wear," and set a triple crown upon her head.
To the Triple Crown I'd not bow down - But this is a different thing
A SPECIALLY commissioned trophy named after racing legend Kauto Star will be awarded to the owner of the next horse who can complete the Jockey Club Racecourses Chase Triple Crown.
is restructuring its Triple Crown Services (TCS) subsidiary to focus on the transportation of automobile parts.
Muscat: Citing regional issues, Challenge Family, confirmed that Challenge Oman, the long-distance triathlon in the Triple Crown Series, will not be held in Oman.
NEW YORK -- California Chrome went home to the West Coast on Sunday with a bandaged right front foot -- and no Triple Crown -- after bumping another horse leaving the Belmont Stakes starting gate.
New York: It has been so long since a horse won the Triple Crown that racing fans across the US are starting to wonder whether it will ever happen again.
Mossberg recently rewarded its 2012 Triple Crown Incentive Program winners for reaching top sales goals.
Much of the drama went out of the Triple Crown series with the retirement of I'll Have Another.
It has been 43 years since any baseball player has won the Triple Crown of baseball (leading the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in).
WALES' thrilling victory against England to take the Triple Crown sent rugby fan Gerry Blake to his cupboard where he keeps the rare and precious medal his grandfather won more than a century ago.