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trench fever an infectious type of rickets characterized by muscle pains and recurrent fever, and transmitted by body lice.
trench foot a diseased condition of the feet that is caused by inactivity and exposure to cold dampness for long periods.
trench knife a knife used in hand-to-hand combat, having a short, double-edged blade.
trench mortar a portable mortar used to fire at a high angle over a short range.
trench mouth an infectious ulceration of the mouth and throat caused by bacteria.
trend a general course, direction, or tendency. [4 definitions]
trendy of or relating to the latest style or mode.
Trenton the capital of New Jersey.
trepan a heavy tool for drilling holes, esp. in rock. [3 definitions]
trepang any of various edible sea cucumbers found in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, used esp. in Oriental soups.
trephine a circular surgical saw, mounted on a shaft and operated by a lateral handle, used to remove disks of bone, esp. from the skull. [2 definitions]
trepidation a condition of anxiety or dread; alarm. [2 definitions]
trespass in law, an act of entering upon or invading the property, rights, or person of another without permission and with the actual or implied use of force. [5 definitions]
tress (pl.) a woman's or girl's locks or curls of hair, usu. long and unbound. [2 definitions]
trestle a stable support formed by a horizontal beam or bar joined to the tops of two vertical members that slope or widen outward and downward. [2 definitions]
trestlework a trestle or trestle system, such as the support structure of a bridge.
T. rex shortened form of "Tyrannosaurus rex," a large carnivorous North American dinosaur of the Cretaceous period that had small forelimbs and walked on its hind legs; tyrannosaur.
trey a playing card, die, domino, or the like with three pips.
tri- three; three times.
triable subject or liable to trial in a court of law.
triacetate an acetate compound that contains three acetate groups.