tri·​mo·​tor | \ ˈtrī-ˌmō-tər How to pronounce trimotor (audio) , -ˈmō- \

Definition of trimotor

: an airplane powered by three engines

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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,, "How Neil Armstrong earned the moon landing’s lead role: Apollo 11 at 50," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of trimotor

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Trimotor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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