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What is the word history of hat trick?
The first use of this phrase was in cricket for the feat of a bowler who took three wickets with three successive balls, for which he would be presented with a new hat by the cricket club. Hat trick later came to be used for threefold feats in other sports such as horse racing, soccer, baseball, and hockey. In the British House of Commons, when a person secured a seat by placing their hat upon it, it was dubbed a hat trick. From that usage, it came to mean any trick with a hat, especially one performed by a magician.