three strikes

Main Entry:  three strikes
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a type of legislation which demands severe punishment (as life imprisonment) for conviction of three felonies, esp. involving violence; also written three-strikes; also called three strikes you're out
Etymology:  allusion to baseball's three strikes putting out a batter
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