Definition of hat-trick noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhæt trɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæt trɪk//
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three points, goals, etc. scored by the same player in a particular match or game; three successes achieved by one person to score a hat-trick Word Originlate 19th cent.: originally referring to the club presentation of a new hat (or some equivalent) to a bowler who took three wickets successively in cricket. Culture The expression was first used in cricket. A bowler who took three wickets in three balls was traditionally given a new hat by his club.
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