trident


trident
/truyd"nt/, n.
1. a three-pronged instrument or weapon.
2. Rom. Hist. a three-pronged spear used by a retiarius in gladiatorial combats.
3. Class. Myth. the three-pronged spear forming a characteristic attribute of the sea god Poseidon, or Neptune.
4. a fish spear having three prongs.
5. (cap.) Mil. a 34-ft (10-m) submarine-launched U.S. ballistic missile with eight to ten warheads and a range of 6500 mi. (10,459 km).
adj.
6. Also, tridental /truy den"tl/. having three prongs or tines.
[1580-90; < L trident- (s. of tridens) having three teeth. See TRI-, DENT2]

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