triple crown

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n triple crown (baseball) an unofficial title won by a batter who leads the league in hitting average, runs batted in, and home runs
    • n triple crown (horse racing) a title won by a horse that can win the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes in New York in 1919, to become the first horse to capture the Triple Crown. This was the first time that the Belmont Stakes had been run as part of thoroughbred racing's most prestigious trio of events. Sir Barton had already won the first two jewels of the Triple Crown -the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky and the Preakness Stakes in Maryland.
    • Triple crown the crown, or tiara, of the pope. See Tiara, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Triple crown (her.) see Tiara
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

They are worth conciliating, if the triple crown be really worth the winning; were it mine, I would add the eagle's plume to it.
"Rienzi" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Mary was a light-hearted, careless bride, making playthings of her triple crowns.
"Catherine de' Medici" by Honore de Balzac
Two of my ancestors wore the triple crown.
"Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller
Beneath the symbolic, triple crown, in the golden sheathing of his cope, he seemed to have grown taller.
"Rome From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
TRIPLE CROWN, the tiara; the crown worn by our Holy Father, the Pope.
"De La Salle Fifth Reader" by Brothers of the Christian Schools
The miner's son had come up full abreast with the triple-crowned descendant of the Medici.
"Luther and the Reformation:" by Joseph A. Seiss
The Pope's triple crown.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XII, Jan. 3, 1891" by Various
Mine was to procure the Triple Crown for myself by the assistance of my sovereign and of the greatest foreign Powers.
"Dialogues of the Dead" by Lord Lyttelton
The Church of Jingalo will accept neither the Triple Crown nor an untriune Divinity as its guide.
"King John of Jingalo" by Laurence Housman
What was he, a poor, friendless, solitary monk, that he should set himself against the majesty of the triple crown?
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
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In poetry:

Grave mother of majestic works,
From her isle-alter gazing down,
Who, God-like, grasps the triple forks,
And, King-like, wears the crown:
"Freedom" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Where, beyond the waters
Of the outer sea,
Thy triple crown of daughters
That guards the golden tree
Sing out across the lonely tide
A welcome home to thee.
"Hesperus" by C S Lewis
What! shall one monk, scarce known beyond his cell,
Front Rome's far-reaching bolts, and scorn her frown?
Brave Luther answered YES; that thunder's swell
Rocked Europe, and discharmed the triple crown.
"To W.L. Garrison" by James Russell Lowell
Is it of trees you tell, their months and virtues,
Or strange beasts that beset you,
Of birds that croak at you the Triple will?
Or of the Zodiac and how slow it turns
Below the Boreal Crown,
Prison to all true kings that ever reigned?
"To Juan At The Winter Solstice" by Robert Graves

In news:

Summer Bird's upset victory in the Belmont Stakes capped a wild and wacky Triple Crown season.
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera Wins Baseball's 'Triple Crown' for Batting .
And the Belmont would have been full of interest with I'll Have Another chasing the Triple Crown.
Without a Triple Crown to root for, interest in Saturday's race will wane.
Race to the Triple Crown.
Triple Crown hopeful "I'll Have Another" will not be having another victory at Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
The race was supposed to feature the horse "I'll Have Another", who would try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.
Things began unraveling for Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another a day after the colt's thrilling win in the Preakness three weeks ago.
Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another will not run in Belmont Stakes .
NEW YORK (AP) — I'll Have Another's bid for a Triple Crown ended with the shocking news that the colt was out of the Belmont Stakes due to a swollen left front tendon.
I'll Have Another Triple Crown hopes dashed, scratched from Belmont Stakes due to tendonitis.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I'll Have Another has been scratched from the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, ending his bid to win the Triple Crown, according to multiple reports.
Students win the 'triple crown'.
Surf's up for Oahu 's triple crown of wave riding.
Spectators take in one of the competitors in Van's Triple Crown of Surfing on Oahu 's North Shore.
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