Triple Crown


Triple Crown

noun

: an occurrence in which a horse wins a series of three major races

baseball : the achievement of a baseball player who at the end of a season leads the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in

: a set of three major awards, wins, or achievements in a particular field

Full Definition of TRIPLE CROWN

1
:  an unofficial title in horse racing representing the championship achieved by a horse that wins the three classic races for a designated category
2
:  the unofficial title signifying the achievement of a baseball player who at the end of a season leads the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in
3
often not capitalized :  a set of three noteworthy awards, wins, or achievements in a particular field

Examples of TRIPLE CROWN

  1. a horse that won the first leg of the Triple Crown
  2. Who was the last player to win the Triple Crown in the American League?

First Known Use of TRIPLE CROWN

circa 1897

Triple Crown

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In U.S. horse racing, an unofficial championship attributed to a Thoroughbred horse that in a single season wins the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. First won in 1919 by Sir Barton, it has since been won 10 times, most recently by Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), and Affirmed (1978).

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