from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Said of an arrangement of pages for presswork by which three copies in triplicate can be printed together on the same sheet by the same operation. See two-on.
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The best snow football games begin three-on- three and wind up swelling to a full 11-on-11, with neighbors joining and Cris Collinsworth sitting on a stoop in a wool blazer, analyzing the action.
In the NHL in overtime three-on three, I don't think you would get to many shootouts.
The majority of staff in the Radio Newsroom work 12-hour shifts on a three-on, three-off pattern.