Triple-headed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Triple-headed Having three heads; three-headed; as, the triple-headed dog Cerberus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • triple-headed Having three heads: as, the triple-headed dog Cerberus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Triple-headed having three heads
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. tri-plustri-, tres, three, -plus, akin to Eng. -fold.

Usage

In literature:

Their heads were helmeted with triple brass, and impenetrable to the heaviest blows of the thyrsus of Bacchus.
"The Golden Dog" by William Kirby
His head be spanned By rainbows tripled!
"A Miscellany of Poetry" by Various
The triple-headed turnkey of heaven with the triple-headed porter of hell.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
The Triple Alliance was triumphant, the Hollanders at the head.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume V. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The Mobile were very sarcastick with their Clubs, and gave the old Gentleman several Thumps upon his triple Head-piece.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
On one occasion he poured out upon the royal head a triple woe.
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
A triple wreath of scarlet, white, and yellow flowers adorned the head-dress.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Cerberus, as perhaps you know, was the triple-headed dog that guarded the entrance to the nether world.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
Approaching him, all the gods with Vasava at their head, said, 'These terrible dwellers of the triple city have received boons from Brahma.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
In government, this error is a triple-headed monster: centralization, consolidation, union.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864" by Various
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In news:

In June of 1999 an unlikely chestnut colt named Charismatic , with jockey Chris Antley aboard, headed down the stretch at the Belmont Stakes, just seconds away from becoming the first Triple Crown winner in nearly 21 years.
The Tour heads to Hawaii for the 30th anniversary of the Triple Crown.
Four days ago, it looked like Garrett Richards would be heading to Triple-A before Opening Day.
The last act for Randy Wells before he possibly is headed back to Triple-A Iowa could be to pitch in relief for the Cubs.
Ball Bounces Off Minor Leaguer 's Head to Start Amazing Triple Play.
The Tour heads to Hawaii for the 30th anniversary of the Triple Crown more.
The Rangers are expected to call up Cuban outfielder Leonys Martin from Triple-A Round Rock with Nelson Cruz likely headed to the disabled list Tuesday.
Of the three top prospects in their Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Jesus Montero appears to be headed for the Yankees' roster before the other two.
Take Charge Indy is headed to the Kentucky Derby but had to beat a Triple Crown favorite to get there.
Head Injury Plus Herbicide Exposure May Triple Parkinson's Risk.
NEW YORK – With reliever Sean Green headed to the 15-day disabled list, the Mets called up Raul Valdes, a 33-year-old left-handed Cuban, from Triple-A Buffalo.
The number of employees is expected to more than triple from the current head count of 2,500.
METS FANS WILL HAVE TO HEAD WEST TO SEE TRIPLE-A PROSPECTS.
Head Injury Plus Herbicide Exposure May Triple Parkinson 's Risk.
Pau Gasol's triple-double heads Sunday's Studs and Duds.
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