Definitions

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  • n. A conflict between three contending persons, groups or ideas.

Etymologies

Blend of trial and duel (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In this truel (a three-person duel), A is weakest, C is strongest.

    Wolfram Blog : Are You a Math Genius?

  • To the purpose of the truel, — what is the reason that the thighs of a gentlewoman are always fresh and cool?

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • He had run across the mountains from the other side of the island, blurting out so bizarre a story that Abner summoned Keoki to translate formally, and the young man said, "It is truel Abraham and Urania Hewlett have marched all the way from Hana, at the opposite end of Maui."

    Hawaii

  • Arsenal and Spurs will then engage in another truel, this time with Liverpool, for Stéphane Sessègnon, the bustling Beninese midfielder who has found himself on the bench at Paris Saint-Germain for most of this season because of the shock rejuvenation of Ludovic Giuly.

    The Guardian World News

  • Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea, meanwhile, are preparing a three-way duel a truel?

    The Guardian World News

  • To the purpose of the truel, -- what is the reason that the thighs of a gentlewoman are always fresh and cool?

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 1

  • On second thought, maybe it is truel it would at least explain why you are spending your time trashing the Champion Lakers.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • "Oh, gods, it is truel I thought they were lying, I thought-

    The White Gryphon

  • "All too truel Proton, beyond the force-field domes, is a desert.

    Juxtaposition

  • But the Oracle has always helped me and spoken truel "

    Juxtaposition

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