three-bagger

noun

three-bag·​ger ˈthrē-ˈba-gər How to pronounce three-bagger (audio)
plural three-baggers
baseball, informal
: triple sense 2
Former Milwaukee shortstop Jose Valentin snapped a 3-3 tie with a two-run triple in the seventh inning … . Valentin … ripped his three-bagger into the rightfield corner against right-hander Bob Scanlan.Associated Press

Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of three-bagger was in 1876

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“Three-bagger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/three-bagger. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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