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triptyque

Syllabification: trip·tyque
Pronunciation: /tripˈtēk, ˈtriptik
 
/

Definition of triptyque in English:

noun

dated
A customs permit serving as a passport for a motor vehicle.
Example sentences
  • Emergency triptyques are available at the port of entry via the Automobile and Touring Club of Egypt.

Origin

early 20th century: from French, literally 'triptych' (because originally the document had three sections).

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