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triple crown

Syllabification: tri·ple crown

Definition of triple crown in English:

noun

1 (Triple Crown) An award or honor for winning a group of three important events in a sport, in particular victory by one horse in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.
Example sentences
  • Based on their strong starts, seven players have a chance to make a run at the Triple Crown this season.
  • At international level the national side had its best season since the glory Triple Crown days of the 1980s and at European and Celtic League levels, the Irish provinces are feared.
  • And within two seasons of winning a Triple Crown in 1985, he had become ostracised by the decision-making core among the players.
2The papal tiara.
Example sentences
  • The art book ‘Treasures of the Vatican’ has a photograph of this statue wearing vestments of gold and scarlet, and a gold triple crown that is studded with large jewels.
  • The pope is most often depicted in art wearing his crown, the Tiara, called the triple crown.

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