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.
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British Dictionary definitions for 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 ChampionshipCompare grand slam (def. 3)
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