from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of three equal parts of two glasses, as of gin or ale; a third part of two portions or helpings.


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  • Overall, the defense again seemed to get the better of it, especially the first unit which in the four series in which the first-team unit seemed to be working in total did not give up a touchdown, with one three-out and allowing one field goal.

    The Seattle Times 2011

  • You get past that three-out mark and you keep letting (us) come up to bat.

    Corpus Christi Caller Times, Stories Lee Goddard 2010

  • But by 1991, three-out saves were the norm, and their frequency has only increased since, surpassing 80 percent of all saves in 2007. 2009

  • Often players will run themselves into a three-out play.

    Home 2009

  • "If you're three-and-out and three-out and three-and-out, your defense is going to be on the field for a long time."

    Columbia Missourian: Latest Articles 2009

  • The three-out phenomena is truly a rare occurrence, as the Hoppers triple play today marks their first of the sort since joining the South Atlantic League in 1979.

    Greensboro Sports 2009

  • They are quite astonished at the impudent air of the young fellow in a brown coat and bright buttons, who, ushering in his two companions, and walking up to the bar in as careless a manner as if he had been used to green and gold ornaments all his life, winks at one of the young ladies with singular coolness, and calls for a 'kervorten and a three-out - glass,' just as if the place were his own.

    Sketches by Boz, illustrative of everyday life and every-day people Charles Dickens 1841


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