transitive verb \ˈtrīs\

Definition of TRICE

:  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



Definition of TRICE

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

Examples of TRICE

  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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