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1. A long, three-pronged fork or weapon, especially a three-pronged spear used for fishing.
2. Greek & Roman Mythology The three-pronged spear carried by Neptune or Poseidon.
adj. also tri·den·tate (trī-dĕn′tāt)
Having three teeth, prongs, or similar protrusions.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin tridēns, trident- : tri-, tri- + dēns, tooth; see dent- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a three-pronged spear, originally from the East
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) (in Greek and Roman mythology) the three-pronged spear that the sea god Poseidon (Neptune) is represented as carrying
3. a three-pronged instrument, weapon, or symbol
having three prongs
[C16: from Latin tridēns three-pronged, from tri- + dēns tooth]


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a type of US submarine-launched ballistic missile with independently targetable warheads
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(ˈtraɪd nt)

1. a three-pronged instrument or weapon.
2. the three-pronged spear of the sea god Poseidon, or Neptune.
3. Also, tri•den•tal (traɪˈdɛn tl) having three prongs or tines.
[1580–90; < Latin trident-, s. of tridēns having three teeth]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trident - a spear with three prongstrident - a spear with three prongs    
prong - a pointed projection
lance, spear, shaft - a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
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[ˈtraɪdənt] Ntridente m
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nDreizack m
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