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

Other Words from triple threat

triple-threat adjective

Examples of triple threat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The libero's ability to be a triple threat — defense, passing and serving — has become an asset the Badgers can count on. Mark Stewart, Journal Sentinel, 14 Sep. 2022 In the accompanying video, filmed backstage while on tour, triple threat Charlie Worsham joins Bentley for the performance. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, 29 July 2022 With a title like that, Bowen smartly joined forces with fellow triple threat singer, writer and musician Gill, who has earned 18 Country Music Association awards to date. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 15 July 2022 With storms looking more likely by later today, stay weather-aware with us since some storms may offer a triple threat of flooding downpours, damaging wind gusts and large hail. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 5 Aug. 2022 Jeremy Jones is the triple threat of the snowsports world. Outside Online, 9 Feb. 2018 But even a triple threat like DeBose needed a bit of encouragement. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 13 June 2022 Conviction, strong business models, and cash on the balance sheet are the triple threat that allowed companies to weather the last downturn. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 26 May 2022 The haunted house will see three horror icons of the silver screen, Dracula, The Wolf Man, and The Mummy, create a triple threat of terror in one single attraction. Simon Thompson, Forbes, 17 May 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

24 Sep 2022

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“Triple threat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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