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triple play

noun, Baseball.
1.
a play in which three put-outs are made.
Origin of triple play
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism
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  • Raymond had caught Salisbury's line hit in one hand, enabling him to make a triple play.

    The Young Pitcher Zane Grey
  • It was the only triple play seen on that diamond for many a day, and the crowd went wild with enthusiasm.

    The Bail Jumper Robert J. C. Stead
  • That triple play was the most wonderful thing I ever beheld.

British Dictionary definitions for triple play

triple play

noun
1.
the supply to a customer by one provider of telephone, internet, and television services
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