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English definition of “hat trick”

hat trick

noun [C]    
an occasion when a player scores three times in the same game, especially in football, or when someone is successful at achieving something three times: Goal! Fowler makes it a hat trick! After two election victories the government clearly has hopes of a hat trick.General terms used in ball sportsFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports
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