Definition of trey in English:

trey

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Pronunciation: /treɪ
 
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noun (plural treys)

1A playing card or dice with three spots.
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  • The minimum bid is two; the maximum is the total number of points available - either ten or seven, depending on whether you count the trey of trumps.
  • But see, you never knew, because deuces became treys in the outer boroughs.
  • Yet we don't count up two diamonds from the deuce and two from the trey, but treat each card as a complete unity.
2US (In basketball) a shot scoring three points.
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  • The NBAers had the chance to win with the final shot but a trey by Antoine Walker came up short.
  • The Tar Heels had just nailed a trey to knot the score late in this back and forth battle.
  • AI put down 17 of 21 foul shots and 3 of 4 treys to go along with 11 dimes and 5 steals in what was arguably his best game of the season.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French trei 'three', from Latin tres.

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