Trident Definition

trīdnt
tridentate, tridents
noun
A three-pronged spear used by the retiarius in ancient Roman gladiatorial combats.
Webster's New World
A three-pronged fish spear.
Webster's New World
A three-pronged spear borne as a scepter by the sea god Poseidon, or Neptune.
Webster's New World

(geometry) A curve of third order, having three infinite branches in one direction and a fourth infinite branch in the opposite direction.

Wiktionary
adjective
Having three teeth, prongs, or similar protrusions.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Trident

Noun

Singular:
trident
Plural:
tridents

Origin of Trident

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin tridēns trident- tri- tri- dēns tooth dent- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin tridÄ“ns, from trÄ“s (“three") + dÄ“ns (“tooth").

    From Wiktionary

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