Webster 1913 Edition
A kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, – the common attribute of Neptune.
A three-pronged spear or goad, used for urging horses; also, the weapon used by one class of gladiators.
A three-pronged fish spear.
A curve of third order, having three infinite branches in one direction and a fourth infinite branch in the opposite direction.
an Asiatic rhinolophid bat (
Triaenops Persicus), having the nose membrane in the shape of a trident.
Having three teeth or prongs; tridentate.
Webster 1828 Edition
In mythology, a kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, which the fables of antiquity put into the hands of Neptune, the deity of the ocean.
trident (plural tridents)
- A three-pronged spear somewhat resembling a pitchfork.
- Poseidon's trident
- (geometry) A curve of third order of the form:
- (curve): trident curve
- Wikipedia: Trident curve