from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long, three-pronged fork or weapon, especially a three-pronged spear used for fishing.
- n. Greek & Roman Mythology The three-pronged spear carried by Neptune or Poseidon.
- adj. Having three teeth, prongs, or similar protrusions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A three-pronged spear somewhat resembling a pitchfork.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having three teeth or prongs; tridentate.
- n. A kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, -- the common attribute of Neptune.
- n. A three-pronged spear or goad, used for urging horses; also, the weapon used by one class of gladiators.
- n. A three-pronged fish spear.
- n. A curve of third order, having three infinite branches in one direction and a fourth infinite branch in the opposite direction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any instrument of the form of a fork with three prongs; specifically, a three-pronged fish-spear.
- n. A spear with three prongs, usually barb-pointed, forming a characteristic attribute of Poseidon (Neptune), the sea-god. See also cut under Poseidon.
- n. Hence, marine sovereignty; rule over the ocean or sea.
- n. In Roman antiquity, a three-pronged spear used by the retiarius in gladiatorial combats.
- n. In geometry, a crunodal plane cubic curve having the line at infinity for one of the tangents at the node, It was discovered and named by Descartes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a spear with three prongs
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My trident is a symbol of honor and heritage, bestowed upon me by the heroes who have gone before.
The trident was the symbol of the emperor's might, but now he used it as a simple weapon, laying the tines against the seal's neck.
He wore a rough cloak, and on his head a broad hat to shade his face, and in his hand he carried a trident, which is a three-pronged fork for spearing fish, and over his shoulder was a casting net.
We saw above that the trident was a veiled image of the cross.
But the sort of heroic vestibule that you go through, of glass principally has, as its centerpiece, two of the monumental, the so-called trident columns.
The trident is a great weapon if you're dressed properly -- wearing nothing at all except Saran Wrap and AstroGlide.
(wqVgz) 17 > > > Also, a trident is a good weapon.
The money for the 4p cut in the basic rate of tax would come from the costed green tax switch and any further cuts would be funded by scrapping wasteful projects such as trident and closing loopholes used by the super rich
In the first case it is described as a kind of trident with a hook attached to it, for the purpose of grappling the rigging of an opponent's vessel; in the second, it is looked upon as a common hay-fork.
The ’81 Mariners used that upside-down pitchfork logo that they preferred to call a trident.