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1trident

noun

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

Full Definition of TRIDENT

1
:  a 3-pronged spear serving in classical mythology as the attribute of a sea god (as Neptune)
2
:  a 3-pronged spear (as for fishing)
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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

2trident

adjective tri·dent \ˈtrī-dənt\

Definition of TRIDENT

:  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 for Kids

:  a spear with three prongs

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