triple-double

noun
tri·​ple-dou·​ble | \ ˌtri-pəl-ˈdə-bəl How to pronounce triple-double (audio) \

Definition of triple-double

basketball
: an instance in which a player accumulates a total of 10 or more in three statistical categories (usually points, assists, and rebounds) in one game

First Known Use of triple-double

1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Triple-double.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triple-double. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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