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Three successes of the same kind within a limited period, in particular (in soccer) the scoring of three goals in a game by one player or (in cricket) the taking of three wickets by the same bowler with successive balls.‘he scored a hat-trick’‘Campbell completed a brilliant hat-trick’‘a hat-trick of victories’
- ‘Saints were uncertain for a period but then Jeff abbot latched on to a through ball to get his hat trick and give the Saints a 3 goal cushion.’
- ‘Sam Hallas scored twice more to complete his hat-trick and take the man of the match award.’
- ‘He scored hat-tricks in consecutive league games recently.’
- ‘He scored five goals in his first six games and managed three hat-tricks in the second half of the season, ending the campaign with 37 goals - a club record - and the player of the year trophy.’
- ‘His two goals were excellently taken and he was most unlucky not to score a hat-trick.’
Late 19th century: originally referring to the club presentation of a new hat (or some equivalent) to a bowler taking three wickets successively.
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