triple-decker

noun, often attributive
tri·​ple-deck·​er | \ ˌtri-pəl-ˈde-kər How to pronounce triple-decker (audio) \

Definition of triple-decker

: something having three basic components or levels: such as
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, in the meaning defined above

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“Triple-decker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple-decker. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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triple-decker

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English Language Learners Definition of triple-decker

: something that has three levels or layers

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