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trident

noun

Simple Definition of trident

  • : a spear that has three points and that looks like a large fork

Full Definition of trident

  1. 1 :  a 3-pronged spear serving in classical mythology as the attribute of a sea god (as Neptune)

  2. 2 :  a 3-pronged spear (as for fishing)

Origin of trident

Latin trident-, tridens, from trident-, tridens having three teeth, from tri- + dent-, dens tooth — more at tooth


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with trident


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trident

adjective tri·dent \ˈtrī-dənt\

Definition of trident

  1. :  having three teeth, processes, or points



Origin of trident

Latin trident-, tridens


First Known Use: 1589


TRIDENT Defined for Kids

trident

noun tri·dent \ˈtrī-dənt\

Definition of trident

  1. :  a spear with three prongs




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