triple-decker

noun, often attributive tri·ple-deck·er \ ˌtri-pəl-ˈde-kər \

Definition of triple-decker

: something having three basic components or levels: such as
a : trilogy
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

First Known Use of triple-decker

1938


TRIPLE-DECKER Defined for English Language Learners

triple-decker

noun

Definition of triple-decker for English Language Learners

  • : something that has three levels or layers


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