(Trink) n. A kind of fishing net. [Obs.] Crabb.
(Trin"ket) n. [F. trinquet foremast, also, a certain sail, trinquette a triangular sail, or Sp. trinquete
triangular.] (Naut.) A three-cornered sail formerly carried on a ship's foremast, probably on a lateen
Sailing always with the sheets of mainsail and trinket warily in our hands.Hakluyt.
(Trin"ket), n. [OE. trenket a sort of knife, hence, probably, a toy knife worn as an ornament; probably
from an Old French dialectic form of trenchier to cut. Cf. Trench, v. t.]
1. A knife; a cutting tool. Tusser.
2. A small ornament, as a jewel, ring, or the like.
3. A thing of little value; a trifle; a toy.
(Trin"ket), v. i. To give trinkets; hence, to court favor; to intrigue. [Obs.] South.
(Trin"ket*er) n. One who trinkets. [Obs.]
(Trin"ket*ry) n. Ornaments of dress; trinkets, collectively.
No trinketry on front, or neck, or breast.Southey.
(Trin"kle) v. i. To act secretly, or in an underhand way; to tamper. [Obs.] Wright.
(Tri*noc"tial) a. [L. trinoctialis for three nights; tri- (see Tri-) + nox, noctis, night.] Lasting
during three nights; comprising three nights.
(Tri*nod"al) a. [L. trinodis three- knotted; tri- (see Tri-) + nodus knot.]
1. (Bot.) Having three knots or nodes; having three points from which a leaf may shoot; as, a trinodal
2. (Geom.) Having three nodal points.
(Tri*no"mi*al) n. [Pref. tri- + -nomial as in binomial: cf. F. trinôme.] (Math.) A quantity consisting
of three terms, connected by the sign + or -; as, x + y + z, or ax + 2b - c2.
(Tri*no"mi*al), a. (Math.) Consisting of three terms; of or pertaining to trinomials; as, a trinomial
(Tri*nom"i*nal) n. & a. [Pref. tri- + L. nomen, nominis, name: cf. L. trinominis three- named.]
(||Tri*nu"cle*us) n. [Pref. tri- + nucleus.] (Paleon.) A genus of Lower Silurian trilobites in
which the glabella and cheeks form three rounded elevations on the head.
(Tri"o) n. [It., fr. L. tres, tria, three: cf. F. trio, from the Italian. See Three.]
1. Three, considered collectively; three in company or acting together; a set of three; three united.
The trio were well accustomed to act together, and were linked to each other by ties of mutual interest.Dickens.