to haul up (a sail, etc.) and secure with a small line: usually with up
Origin of triceMiddle English trisen ; from MDu, to pull, hoist ; from trise, windlass, roller
a very short time; instant; moment: now only in the phrase in a trice
Origin of trice< at a trice, with one pull
A very short period of time; an instant: came back in a trice.
transitive verbtriced, tric·ing, tric·es Nautical
To hoist and secure with a rope: trice a sail.
Origin of triceFrom Middle English (at a) trise, at one pull, from trisen, to hoist, from Middle Dutch tr&imacron;sen, from tr&imacron;se, pulley. V., from Middle English trisen.
(third-person singular simple present trices, present participle tricing, simple past and past participle triced)