Share this entry

triple play Line breaks: triple play

Definition of triple play in English:


A defensive play in which three runners are put out.
Example sentences
  • Every one of these major league unassisted triple plays was performed by an infielder.
  • It is interesting to note that in the history of major league baseball, only one team has ever turned two triple plays in one game.
  • I am confused about the number of unassisted triple plays that have been recorded in major league history.

Definition of triple play in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources