tri·​mo·​tor ˈtrī-ˌmō-tər How to pronounce trimotor (audio)
: an airplane powered by three engines

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Four years later, father and son took their first flight together in Warren, where a Ford trimotor was offering short trips to the public. Jamie Turner,, 16 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trimotor was in 1923

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“Trimotor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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