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Syllabification: tri·dent
Pronunciation: /ˈtrīdnt

Definition of trident in English:


1A three-pronged spear, especially as an attribute of Poseidon (Neptune) or Britannia.
Example sentences
  • The yatras have in the past sparked clashes in Ahmedabad as Hindu devotees - armed with swords, tridents and spears - hurled anti-Muslim insults from atop chariots and trucks.
  • There are also warriors armed with swords, tridents and other weapons.
  • The riders bore broad kite shields for added defence, and struck out with curved scimitars and tridents.
1.1 (Trident) A US design of submarine-launched long-range ballistic missile.
Example sentences
  • The Ohio class submarine is equipped with the Trident strategic ballistic missile.
  • It's a Trident ballistic missile submarine that's home ported in Farmington, Washington.
  • For the time being though, anti - capitalist activity in Scotland is focused on the Trident nuclear missile submarines at Faslane.


late Middle English: from Latin trident-, from tri- 'three' + dens, dent- 'tooth'.

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