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trice

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transitive verb \ˈtrīs\

Definition of trice

tricedtricing

  1. :  to haul up or in and lash or secure (as a sail) with a small rope



Origin of trice

Middle English trisen, tricen to pull, trice, from Middle Dutch trisen to hoist, from trise windlass


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with trice


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trice

noun

Definition of trice

  1. :  a brief space of time :  instant —used chiefly in the phrase in a trice



Examples of trice in a sentence

  1. <it's just a scrape on the knee—we'll have you fixed up in a trice>



Origin of trice

Middle English trise, literally, pull, from trisen


First Known Use: 15th century




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