triple-decker

noun

tri·​ple-deck·​er ˌtri-pəl-ˈde-kər How to pronounce triple-decker (audio)
often attributive
: something having three basic components or levels: such as
a
b
: a sandwich consisting of three pieces of bread and two layers of filling
c
: a 3-story dwelling with an apartment on each floor

Examples of triple-decker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But many streets in the North End are full of renters living in triple-deckers, while the actual homeowner lives in another town. Dave Altimari, Hartford Courant, 11 Jan. 2024 Morante’s audience had been shaped by the triple-deckers of 19th-century maestros like Dumas, Dickens, Tolstoy and Manzoni. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 21 Nov. 2023 Get The Recipe 04 Mama's German Chocolate Cake Layers of fluffy, moist German chocolate cake and creamy Coconut-Pecan Frosting make this towering, triple-decker dessert an instant favorite. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 3 Oct. 2023 The blaze started at the rear of the triple-decker at 31 Holiday St. at around 3:30 p.m., said Firefighter Brian Alkins, a spokesperson for the fire department. Maeve Lawler, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Sep. 2023 In the afternoon, two Boston police cruisers were parked by the Fessenden Street house: One cruiser in the driveway, the other parked in the street out front as yellow Boston Public Schools buses rolled past the triple-decker home. Emily Sweeney, BostonGlobe.com, 14 July 2023 Donigan Memorial Park, named for a local soldier who died in World War II, had started to shed its gritty, dangerous past, and become more of a hub for the Central American families who live in the neighborhood’s triple-deckers and apartment houses. Amanda Milkovits, BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2023 Parking requirements have helped to trigger an extinction-level event for bite-size, infill apartment buildings like row houses, brownstones, and triple-deckers; the production of buildings with two to four units fell more than 90 percent between 1971 and 2021. Henry Grabar, Harper's Magazine, 21 Apr. 2023 Helen Street, for instance, is a tiny side street off Talbot Avenue with a triple-decker home that police say has been the epicenter of neighborhood gang activity in recent years. Ivy Scott, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of triple-decker was in 1938

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Cite this Entry

“Triple-decker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple-decker. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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