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Definition of "trifecta" []

  • A system of betting in which the bettor must pick the first three winners in the correct sequence. Also called triple. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trifecta" in a sentence
  • "Recently, Scott Diamond, ride coordinator for the Morris Area Freewheelers, a New Jersey cycling club, saw what he called a trifecta of irresponsible cycling: "A guy riding his bike without a helmet, talking on his cellphone, with his kid in the bike attachment behind him.""
  • "So this was the most predictable of what they call the trifecta, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida."
  • "BLITZER: Mr. Shrum, a lot of people are looking at the Electoral College map, and they are saying that Al Gore, in order to win the Electoral College and the presidency, will need what they describe as a trifecta: Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan."