trice definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English trisen ; from Middle Dutch to pull, hoist ; from trise, windlass, roller
Origin: < at a trice, with one pull
trice definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: From Middle English (at a) trise, at one pull, from trisen, to hoist, from Middle Dutch trīsen, from trīse, pulley. V., from Middle English trisen.