Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ternary equivalent of a bit; a fundamental unit of information that may take any of three distinct states.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of the Latin tritura, imperative of triturare, triturate: used in pharmacy.

Etymologies

Blend of tri- and bit (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What he likes to do is trit trot around the country being adored.

    Hillary Hits Obama: We Need A "Hands On" President

  • And he ceased, tung and trit, and it was neversoever so dusk of both of them.

    Finnegans Wake

  • "This is the way the ladies ride, trit-trot, trit-trot, trit-trot."

    Royal Flash

  • For double fare I make them trit-trot like horses.

    The Rilloby Fair Mystery

  • "I mean " yes, I'd like to ride on your elephants, but no trit-trotting, thank you.

    The Rilloby Fair Mystery

  • But Monsieur le Marquis, her father, he trit me ver 'bad.

    The Crossing

  • He pricked his ears and listened to the trit-trot, trit-trot of a pony.

    The Great Big Treasury of Beatrix Potter

  • Before I could answer there came wafted to our ears from eastward a sound of distant shouting, and almost simultaneously, from the high-road near at hand, the trit-trot of hoofs approaching at great speed from westward, and the "Who-oop!" of a man's voice, lusty on the morning air.

    Poison Island

  • Lady Elizabeth Pakenham has sent to me a little pony, as quiet and almost as small as a dog, on which I go trit-trot, trit-trot; but I hope it will never take it into its head to add

    The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth, Volume 1

  • Clever advertising I can stand, but stupid repetitive stuff really gets my goat trit-trotting over the troll bridge.

    Stuff.co.nz - Stuff

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