Webster 1913 Edition
trinquetforemast, also, a certain sail,
trinquettea triangular sail, or Sp.
A three-cornered sail formerly carried on a ship’s foremast, probably on a lateen yard.
Sailing always with the sheets of mainsail and
trinketwarily in our hands.
trenketa sort of knife, hence, probably, a toy knife worn as an ornament; probably from an Old French dialectic form of
trenchierto cut. Cf.
A knife; a cutting tool.
A small ornament, as a jewel, ring, or the like.
A thing of little value; a trifle; a toy.
To give trinkets; hence, to court favor; to intrigue.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A small ornament, as a jewel, a ring and the like.
2.A thing of little value; tackle; tools.