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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRIPLE

With this triple killing his main troubles with dogs ceased.

And she told the Prince all about the wall with the triple gates.

His first triple question also ended, for some time, his remarks.

Where there is no unity, there it cannot have any meaning to speak of the double or triple existence.

The clock-reel was used for winding yarn, also a triple reel.

It was an achievement of which a force of triple the number might have been proud.

But, it is recorded, they blew with triple vigour, as well they might!

I say, you'll let the Triple Alliance be on again next holidays, won't you?

A stately dance in triple measure, dating from the 17th century.

On going into the laboratory, he saw that the triple box of the Colonel was closed.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Medieval Latin triplare "to triple," from Latin triplus "threefold, triple," from tri- "three" (see tri-) + -plus "-fold." The noun is recorded from early 15c.; the baseball sense is attested from 1880. The adjective is recorded from 1540s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TRIPLE

three-base hit

nounbaseball hit allowing batter to get to third base
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