(Tres"tle*tree`) n. (Naut.) One of two strong bars of timber, fixed horizontally on the opposite
sides of the masthead, to support the crosstrees and the frame of the top; generally used in the plural.
(Tres"tle*work`) n. A viaduct, pier, scaffold, or the like, resting on trestles connected together.
(Tres"-tyne`) n. [L. tris, tres, three + E. tyne.] (Zoöl.) In the antler of a stag, the third tyne
above the base. This tyne appears in the third year. In those deer in which the brow tyne does not
divide, the tres- tyne is the second tyne above the base. See Illust. under Rucervine, and under Rusine.
(Tret) obs. 3d pers. sing. pres. of Tread, for treadeth. Chaucer.
(Tret), n. [F. traite a drawing, trading, journey, tax on wares in transit, anything diminishing the
value of coins, fr. OF. traire to draw, L. trahere. See Trait.] (Com.) An allowance to purchasers, for
waste or refuse matter, of four pounds on every 104 pounds of suttle weight, or weight after the tare
(Tret"a*ble) a. [See Treatable.] Tractable; moderate. [Obs.]
By nature debonaire and tretable.Chaucer.
(Treth"ing) n. [W. treth an allowance, contribution, tribute, or tax, trethu to rate or tax.] A
tax; an impost. [Obs.] Johnson.
(Tre"tis Tre"tys), n. [See Treatise.] A treatise; also, a treaty. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Tre*tis" Tre*tys"), a. [OF. traitis.] Long and well-proportioned; nicely made; pretty. [Obs.] "Her
nose tretys." Chaucer.
(Tre"vat) n. A weaver's cutting instrument; for severing the loops of the pile threads of velvet.
(Trev"et) n. [See Trivet.] A stool or other thing supported by three legs; a trivet.
(Trew Trewe), a. True. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Trews) n. pl. Trowsers; especially, those of the Scotch Highlanders. "He wore the trews, or
close trowsers, made of tartan." Sir W. Scott.
(Trewth) n. Truth. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Trey) n. [OF. treis three, F. trois, L. tres. See Three, and cf. Tray-trip.] Three, at cards, dice,
or dominoes; a card, die, or domino of three spots or pips.
Seven is my chance and thine is cinq and trey.Chaucer.
(Tri-) [Gr. tri- or L. tri-, sometimes through French; akin to L. tres three, and E. three. See Three.]