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

Examples of trimotor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Army’s record had been set by a five-man crew flying a trimotor monoplane with the financial backing of the War Department. Richard Selcer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 30 Mar. 2024 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 30 May. 2024.

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