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hat-trick Line breaks: hat-trick
Pronunciation: /ˈhattrɪk/

Definition of hat-trick in English:


Three successes of the same kind within a limited period, in particular (in soccer) the scoring of three goals in a game by one player or (in cricket) the taking of three wickets by the same bowler with successive balls: he scored a hat-trick Campbell completed a brilliant hat-trick a hat-trick of victories
More example sentences
  • He scored hat-tricks in consecutive league games recently.
  • His two goals were excellently taken and he was most unlucky not to score a hat-trick.
  • Sam Hallas scored twice more to complete his hat-trick and take the man of the match award.


Late 19th century: originally referring to the club presentation of a new hat (or some equivalent) to a bowler taking three wickets successively.

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