from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A system of betting in which the bettor must pick the first three winners in the correct sequence. Also called triple.
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- n. A bet in which the bettor must select the first three placegetters of a race in the order in which they finish.
- n. The attainment of three important achievements, qualities, etc.
- n. A set of three related things, often things that cause problems.
Recently, Scott Diamond, ride coordinator for the Morris Area Freewheelers, a New Jersey cycling club, saw what he called a trifecta of irresponsible cycling: "A guy riding his bike without a helmet, talking on his cellphone, with his kid in the bike attachment behind him."
So this was the most predictable of what they call the trifecta, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida.
BLITZER: Mr. Shrum, a lot of people are looking at the Electoral College map, and they are saying that Al Gore, in order to win the Electoral College and the presidency, will need what they describe as a trifecta: Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Now, the Crimson Tide is trying for a title trifecta: state, SEC and national.
We're here at the MIT Business in Gaming conference this afternoon to watch Ken Levine - who holds the title trifecta of "co-founder," president "and" Creative Director "at 2K Boston (née
And so the trifecta is complete: the Masons, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Republican Party.
Another good trifecta is .223,. 30-06 or .308, and .375.
Key Lucky first and second in trifecta and superfecta bets, using American Lion, Dublin and Backtalk in the other positions.
Let's hope that we do not see a long term trifecta, but I will not put it pass the current reality that this is a distinct possibility.
If either party can achieve what politicos call the "trifecta" -- control of the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature -- in a given state, it will be able to draw congressional districts within that state unencumbered by any need to compromise with the other party.
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