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three-base hit

[three-beys] /ˈθriˌbeɪs/
noun, Baseball.
triple (def 7).
Origin of three-base hit
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then came Harvard's hard-hitting catcher with a three-base hit which drove in three runs.

    Frank Armstrong at College Matthew M. Colton
  • Langridge seemed to go to pieces and issued walking passes to two men, while he was batted for a two-bagger and a three-base hit.

    The Rival Pitchers Lester Chadwick
  • This player certainly made good, getting a three-base hit with apparent ease.

    The Rover Boys in Business Arthur M. Winfield

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