Definition of Triple Crown

1. Noun. (horse racing) a title won by a horse that can win the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness.

Category relationships: Horse Racing
Generic synonyms: Championship, Title

2. Noun. (baseball) an unofficial title won by a batter who leads the league in hitting average, runs batted in, and home runs.
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Championship, Title

Definition of Triple Crown

1. Noun. (baseball) The feat of leading one's league in three key statistical categories—batting average, home runs, and RBI for hitters; wins, strikeouts, and ERA for pitchers ¹

2. Noun. (golf) The three grandest or oldest open championships of the year ¹

3. Noun. (horse racing US) The three greatest thoroughbred races of the year restricted to three-year-olds: the ''Kentucky Derby'', ''Preakness Stakes'', and ''Belmont Stakes'' ¹

4. Noun. (horse racing UK) The three greatest thoroughbred races of the year restricted to three-year-olds: the ''2,000 Guineas Stakes'', ''Derby Stakes'' (aka "Epsom Derby"), and ''St. Leger Stakes'' ¹

5. Noun. (horse racing Canada) The three greatest thoroughbred races of the year restricted to three-year-olds: the ''Queen's Plate'', ''Prince of Wales Stakes'', and ''Breeders' Stakes'' ¹

6. Noun. (rugby) Victory by one of the Home Nations — ''England'', ''Ireland'', ''Scotland'', ''Wales'' — over the other three in the annual Six Nations Championship. ¹

7. Noun. The three-tiered tiara formerly worn by Popes. ¹

8. Noun. (sports) An award representing victory in three events, especially in horse-racing. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Triple Crown

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Literary usage of Triple Crown

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"... supporters of the triple crown; And Aristotle 's for destruction ripe; Some say, he call'd the soul an organ-pipe, Which, by some little help of ..."

2. The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1837)
"... where the Father is represented under the figure of a decrepit old man, with a beard down to his knees, and a triple crown on his head, holding in his ..."

3. Scandinavia, Ancient and Modern: Being a History of Denmark, Sweden, and by Andrew Crichton, Henry Wheaton (1878)
"Accession of Erik to the triple Crown.—War with the Counts of Holstein and the Hanse Towns.—Regency of Queen Phi- lippa.—Peace of Vordingborg. ..."

4. The Lily and the Bee: An Apologue of the Crystal Palace by Samuel Warren (1851)
"But now I see, skulking far behind, With sullen scowl, or like serpent spirit lurking, One that wears a triple crown, And in scarlet gleaming,* A Prince of ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1874)
"Du Gange says that, in the middle ages, the Western emperors received a triple crown, " silver in Germany, iron in Italy, and gold in sundry places"—the ..."

6. The Complete Works of Thomas Brooks by Thomas Brooks, Alexander Balloch Grosart (1866)
"... for the relief and supply of all created creatures, both in heaven and in earth. triple crown, to Christ's many crowns ? Certainly he must be very rich, ..."

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