(Three"-coat`) a. (Arch.) Having or consisting of three coats; applied to plastering which
consists of pricking-up, floating, and a finishing coat; or, as called in the United States, a scratch coat,
browning, and finishing coat.
1. Having three corners, or angles; as, a three-cornered hat.
2. (Bot.) Having three prominent longitudinal angles; as, a three-cornered stem.
(Three"-deck`er) n. (Naut.) A vessel of war carrying guns on three decks.
(Three"-flow`ered) a. (Bot.) Bearing three flowers together, or only three flowers.
(Three"fold`) a. [OE. þreofald; cf. AS. þrifeald.] Consisting of three, or thrice repeated; triple; as,
A threefold cord is not quickly broken.Eccl. iv. 12.
(Three"-hand`ed) a. Said of games or contests where three persons play against each
other, or two against one; as, a three-handed game of cards.
Three-leaved nightshade. See Trillium.
(Three"-leafed` Three"-leaved`) a. (Bot.) (a) Producing three leaves; as, three-leaved
nightshade. (b) Consisting of three distinct leaflets; having the leaflets arranged in threes.
Three-lobed leaf (Bot.), a leaf divided into three parts, the sinuses extending not more than half way
to the middle, and either the parts of the sinuses being rounded.
(Three"-lobed`) a. Having three lobes.
Three-nerved leaf (Bot.), a leaf having three distinct and prominent ribs, or nerves, extending from the
(Three"-nerved`) a. Having three nerves.
Three-parted leaf (Bot.), a leaf divided into three parts down to the base, but not entirely separate.
(Three"-part`ed) a. Divided into, or consisting of, three parts; tripartite.
(Three"pence) n. A small silver coin of three times the value of a penny. [Eng.]
(Three"pen*ny) a. Costing or worth three pence; hence, worth but little; poor; mean.
(Three"-pile`) n. An old name for the finest and most costly kind of velvet, having a fine, thick
I have served Prince Florizel and in my time wore three- pile.Shak.
1. Having the quality of three-pile; best; most costly. [R.]
Thou art good velvet; thou 'rt three-piled piece.Shak.