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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports An unofficial championship title attained by a horse that wins the three traditional races for a specified category.
  • n. Baseball An unofficial championship title achieved by a player who is at the head of the league in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The feat of leading one's league in three key statistical categories—batting average, home runs, and RBI for hitters; wins, strikeouts, and ERA for pitchers
  • n. The three grandest or oldest open championships of the year
  • n. The three greatest thoroughbred races of the year restricted to three-year-olds: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes
  • n. The three greatest thoroughbred races of the year restricted to three-year-olds: the 2,000 Guineas Stakes, Derby Stakes (aka "Epsom Derby"), and St. Leger Stakes
  • n. The three greatest thoroughbred races of the year restricted to three-year-olds: the Queen's Plate, Prince of Wales Stakes, and Breeders' Stakes
  • n. Victory by one of the Home Nations — England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales — over the other three in the annual Six Nations Championship.

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  • I've yet to do a single crown. My biggest hill is 2 laps of Burnaby Mountain. 2 x 900 feet.

    October 10, 2014

  • Yeah but you have to ride full Grouse, up the logging road. Just riding on the tarmac to the bottom of the grind is like 2 1/4 crown.

    October 10, 2014

  • macho velo

    October 2, 2014

  • in Vancouver, it's cycling Cypress, Grouse, and Seymour mountains in one day. (2000 meters of elevation gain)

    September 29, 2014