Triple crown, the crown, or tiara, of the pope. See Tiara, 2.Triple-expansion steam engine, a compound steam engine in which the same steam performs work in three cylinders successively.

(Tri*per`son*al"i*ty) n. The state of existing as three persons in one Godhead; trinity.

(Trip"er*y) n. [Cf. F. triperie.] A place where tripe is prepared or sold. London Quart. Rev.

(Tripe"stone`) n. (Min.) A variety of anhydrite composed of contorted plates fancied to resemble pieces of tripe.

(Tri*pet"al*oid) a. [Pref. tri- + petaloid.] (Bot.) Having the form or appearance of three petals; appearing as if furnished with three petals.

(Tri*pet"al*ous) a. [Pref. tri- + petalous: cf. F. tripétale.] (Bot.) Having three petals, or flower leaves; three-petaled.

Trip hammer
(Trip" ham`mer) A tilt hammer.

(Tri"phane) n. [Gr. appearing three- fold; (see Tri-) + to appear cf. F. triphane.] (Min.) Spodumene.

(Triph"thong) n. [Pref. tri- + - phthong, as in diphthong: cf. F. triphthonque.] (Orthoëpy) A combination of three vowel sounds in a single syllable, forming a simple or compound sound; also, a union of three vowel characters, representing together a single sound; a trigraph; as, eye, -ieu in adieu, - eau in beau, are examples of triphthongs.

(Triph*thon"gal) a. Of or pertaining to a triphthong; consisting of three vowel sounds pronounced together in a single syllable.

(Triph"y*line) n. Triphylite.

(Triph"y*lite) n. [Pref. tri- + Gr. a family, class. So called in allusion to its containing three phosphates.] (Min.) A mineral of a grayish-green or bluish color, consisting of the phosphates of iron, manganese, and lithia.

A salmon-colored or clove-brown variety containing but little iron is known as lithiophilite.

(Triph"yl*lous) a. [Gr. (see Tri-) + a leaf: cf. F. triphylle.] (Bot.) Having three leaves; three- leaved.

(Tri*pin"nate) a. [Pref. tri- + pinnate.] (Bot.) Having bipinnate leaflets arranged on each side of a rhachis.

(Tri`pin*nat"i*fid) a. [Pref. tri- + pinnatifid.] (Bot.) Thrice pinnately cleft; — said of a pinnatifid leaf when its segments are pinnatifid, and the subdivisions of these also are pinnatifid.

(Tri*pla"sian), a. Three-fold; triple; treble. [Obs.] Cudworth.

(Tri"ple) a. [L. triplus; tri- (see Tri-) + -plus, as in duplus double: cf. F. triple. See Double, and cf. Treble.]

1. Consisting of three united; multiplied by three; threefold; as, a triple knot; a triple tie.

By thy triple shape as thou art seen.

2. Three times repeated; treble. See Treble.

3. One of three; third. [Obs.] Shak.

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