from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A figure consisting of three curved lines or branches, or three stylized human arms or legs, radiating from a common center.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any figure or object composed of three interlocked spirals, limbs (especially bent human legs), or any similar symbol with three protrusions and a threefold rotational symmetry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A figure composed of three branches, usually curved, radiating from a center, as the figure composed of three human legs, with bent knees, which has long been used as a badge or symbol of Sicily and of the Isle of Man.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A widely distributed symbolic device composed of three arms or branches radiating from a center.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a figure consisting of three stylized human arms or legs (or three bent lines) radiating from a center
New Latin, from Greek triskelēs, three-legged : tri-, tri- + skelos, leg.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Greek τρισκέλιον (triskelion) or τρισκελής (triskeles), three-legged. (Wiktionary)