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triple counterpoint
triple cream
triple creme
triple crown
Triple Entente
Triple Frontier
Triple ingrain carpet
triple jump
triple jumper
Triple measure
triple play
triple point
Triple ratio
Triple salt
triple sec
triple threat
triple time
triple tonguing
Triple valve
triple-crown season
Triple-expansion steam engine

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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Triple-expansion steam engine, a compound steam engine in which the same steam performs work in three cylinders successively. Triple measure (Mus.), a measure of tree beats of which first only is accented. Triple ratio (Math.), a ratio which is equal to 3. Triple salt (Chem.), a salt containing three distinct basic atoms as radicals; thus, microcosmic salt is a triple salt. Triple star (Astron.), a system of three stars in close proximity. Triple time (Mus.), that time in which each measure is divided into three equal parts. Triple valve, in an automatic air brake for railroad cars, the valve under each car, by means of which the brake is controlled by a change of pressure in the air pipe leading from the locomotive.


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