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Definition: Triple star
, a. [L. triplus; tri- (see Tri-
) + -plus, as
in duplus double: cf. F. triple. See Double
, and cf.
1. Consisting of three united; multiplied by three;
threefold; as, a triple knot; a triple tie.
By thy triple shape as thou art seen. --Dryden.
2. Three times repeated; treble. See Treble
3. One of three; third. [Obs.] --Shak.
, the crown, or tiara, of the pope. See
Triple-expansion steam engine
, a compound steam engine in
which the same steam performs work in three cylinders
(Mus.), a measure of tree beats of which
first only is accented.
(Math.), a ratio which is equal to 3.
(Chem.), a salt containing three distinct basic
atoms as radicals; thus, microcosmic salt is a triple
(Astron.), a system of three stars in close
(Mus.), that time in which each measure is
divided into three equal parts.
, 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.