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trice

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verb \ˈtrīs\

Definition of trice

triced

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tricing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to haul up or in and lash or secure (something, such as a sail) with a small rope

Origin and Etymology of trice

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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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 and Etymology of trice

Middle English trise, literally, pull, from trisen


First Known Use: 15th century




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