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Triple Crown

noun
1.
an unofficial title held by a horse that wins the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes in a single season.
2.
a usually unofficial title held by someone who wins three major awards or championships in the same year.
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  • Most of these have the symbols of the four Evangelists, the Triple Crown, and crossed keys.

    Finger-Ring Lore William Jones
  • Before him are borne the Triple Crown and other Pontifical ornaments.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • A veil of old English point was fastened to her head by a Triple Crown of pearls, and falling to her feet, quite covered her.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • The Triple Crown of the popes is more commonly called the tiara.

  • Adrian's head; too; languishes beneath the Triple Crown but twenty months.

  • I have heard him say that the offer of the Triple Crown could not have tempted him to change his life.

    Glories of Spain Charles W. Wood
British Dictionary definitions for Triple Crown

triple crown

noun
1.
(RC Church) the Pope's tiara
2.
(horse racing) the winning of three important races in one season
3.
(often capitals) (rugby Union) a victory by Scotland, England, Wales, or Ireland in all three games against the others in the annual Six (formerly, Five) Nations Championship Compare grand slam (sense 3)
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