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triple British & World English

Consisting of or involving three items or people

triple English Thesaurus

a triple alliance

triple A British & World English

The highest grading available from credit rating agencies

triple bond British & World English

A chemical bond in which three pairs of electrons are shared between two atoms

triple harp British & World English

A large harp without pedals, and with three rows of strings, the middle row providing sharps and flats

triple jump British & World English

An athletic event in which competitors attempt to jump as far as possible by performing a hop, a step, and a jump from a running start

triple play British & World English

A defensive play in which three runners are put out

triple sec British & World English

A colourless orange-flavoured liqueur

triple time British & World English

Musical time with three beats to the bar

triple crown British & World English

An award or honour for winning a group of three important events in a sport, in particular (in rugby union) victory by one of the four British home countries over all the other three in the same season

triple point British & World English

The temperature and pressure at which the solid, liquid, and vapour phases of a pure substance can coexist in equilibrium

triple rhyme British & World English

A rhyme involving three syllables

triple acrostic British & World English

An acrostic in which the first, middle, and last letters of each line form hidden words

Triple Alliance British & World English

A union or association between three powers or states, in particular that made in 1668 between England, the Netherlands, and Sweden against France, and that in 1882 between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy against France and Russia

Triple Entente British & World English

An early 20th-century alliance between Great Britain, France, and Russia. Originally a series of loose agreements, the Triple Entente began to assume the nature of a more formal alliance as the prospect of war with the Central Powers became more likely, and formed the basis of the Allied powers in the First World War

triple tonguing British & World English

A technique in which alternate movements of the tongue are made (typically as in sounding ttk) to facilitate rapid playing of a wind instrument

Triple Crown in triple crown British & World English

An award or honour for winning a group of three important events in a sport, in particular (in rugby union) victory by one of the four British home countries over all the other three in the same season

the triple jump in triple jump British & World English

An athletic event in which competitors attempt to jump as far as possible by performing a hop, a step, and a jump from a running start

triple-jump in triple jump British & World English

(Of an athlete) perform a triple jump