triple play

noun
Updated on: 16 May 2018

Definition of triple play

: a play in baseball by which three players are put out

Examples of triple play in a Sentence

  1. The batter hit into a triple play.

  2. They turned a triple play in the first inning.

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First Known Use of triple play

1869

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Definition of triple play for English Language Learners

  • baseball : a play in which the team in the field causes three runners to be put out


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