Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having, permitting, or indicating passage in three directions.
  • adjective Having three participants or ingredients.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having or governing three openings or passages: generally noting a special form of pipe-connection, valve, stopcock, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Connected with, or serving to connect, three channels or pipes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Sexual activity involving three persons; a threesome; a menage à trois.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective involving three parties or elements

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Examples

  • To break a three-way tie between LSU, Arkansas and Alabama, BCS rankings will be used -- with a caveat.

    CNN.com

  • Denarius Moore caught two touchdown passes and Michael Bush had a career night rushing the ball as the Raiders withstood a San Diego rally to beat the Chargers 24-17 and break a three-way tie for the division lead.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • To break a three-way tie between LSU, Arkansas and Alabama, BCS rankings will be used -- with a caveat.

    SI.com

  • Carter was intent on finishing our first term with a more stable three-way relationship among the United States, China, and the Soviet Union.

    The Good Fight

  • Carter was intent on finishing our first term with a more stable three-way relationship among the United States, China, and the Soviet Union.

    The Good Fight

  • Carter was intent on finishing our first term with a more stable three-way relationship among the United States, China, and the Soviet Union.

    The Good Fight

  • With 44 sacks, the New York Giants are in a three-way tie atop the NFL.

    Giants' front four among the league's best

  • Cameron's long-heralded intervention opens a hotly contested three-way debate between the parties on how to rein in corporate excess, and create a long-term investment culture in UK firms.

    Parties draw up battle lines over excessive executive pay

  • An all-male three-way at that, Sam.9.50pm: Rick Perry's supporters in West Des Moines are unfazed by his poor perforamnce in early results.

    Iowa caucus results: live coverage

  • Bob and Harvey Weinstein are favourites in a three-way battle to buy the film studio they founded in 1979 from Disney

    Hollywood takes a safe bet for 2011 with the year of the repeat

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