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Triple Crown

an unofficial title held by a horse that wins the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes in a single season.
a usually unofficial title held by someone who wins three major awards or championships in the same year. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Before him are borne the Triple Crown and other Pontifical ornaments.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • The Triple Crown of the popes is more commonly called the tiara.

  • On her head was the tiara of the goddess, the Triple Crown of Harikar.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar William R. Bradshaw
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mine was to procure the Triple Crown for myself by the assistance of my sovereign and of the greatest foreign Powers.

    Dialogues of the Dead Lord Lyttelton
British Dictionary definitions for Triple Crown

triple crown

(RC Church) the Pope's tiara
(horse racing) the winning of three important races in one season
(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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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