triple threat


Definition of triple threat

1 : a football player adept at running, kicking, and passing
2 : a person adept in three different fields of activity

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Other Words from triple threat

triple-threat adjective

Examples of triple threat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Around the world, people are experiencing an unprecedented triple threat. Charles E. Owubah, Forbes, 28 June 2021 An international race breaks out to track down the pieces of a high-tech device that could put the entire globe in danger, with Dom's crew facing the triple threat of Jakob, Cipher and Eurotrash wannabe dictator Otto (Thue Ersted Rasmussen). Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 22 June 2021 The triple threat combination of a large talent pool, ample customers and a pro-business climate makes North Texas a prime region for any bank. Natalie Walters, Dallas News, 10 June 2021 Actor Olivia Rodrigo has the songwriting and singing chops that have folks comparing the triple threat to her musical shero, Taylor Swift. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 22 May 2021 That sent Jimmy Uso into a triple threat ladder match to determine the tag title winners, with John Morrison defeating Jimmy Uso and Kofi Kingston. Ben Flanagan |, al, 8 Apr. 2021 Night 2 will close out with a triple threat match between Universal Champion Roman Reigns, Edge and Daniel Bryan. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 10 Apr. 2021 Fourteen matches will be split over the two nights and will include a triple threat match between Roman Reigns, Edge, and Daniel Bryan, and a bout between Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair for the SmackDown Women's Championship. Jason Duaine Hahn,, 9 Apr. 2021 Amazon With skincare superstar hyaluronic acid and a triple threat of nourishing oils (argan, avocado, and coconut), parched skin will drink every last bit of this mask’s serum up. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 21 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of triple threat

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of triple threat was in 1920

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14 Jul 2021

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“Triple threat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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