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trolly variant of trolley.
trombone a brass wind instrument consisting of a long tube bent in two parallel loops ending in a bell, that is played by means of valves or by a slide that shortens or lengthens the tube to produce different tones.
trommel a rotating cylindrical or conical sieve used for sorting coal, gravel, or the like.
tromp (informal) to walk with a heavy or noisy step; tramp. [3 definitions]
trompe l'oeil a painting or sculpture in which the illusions of three-dimensionality and tactile reality are so convincing that the viewer may not be sure if what is seen is real or represented. [2 definitions]
-tron instrument or device (used esp. in electronics and nuclear physics).
troop a band of soldiers. [7 definitions]
trooper a mounted cavalry soldier. [2 definitions]
troops members of the military; soldiers.
troopship a vessel for transporting military troops.
trope any literary or rhetorical device, such as a metaphor, that uses words in a sense different from their literal meanings; figure of speech.
trophic of or relating to nutrition or nutritive processes.
trophoblast an outer layer of cells by which the fertilized ovum attaches to the uterine wall, and through which the embryo receives nourishment.
trophoplasm a type of protoplasm that provides nourishment to a cell.
-trophy nutrition or growth.
trophy something serving as a token or memento of victory, excellence, or the like; award. [2 definitions]
-tropic turning or changing in (such) a way or in response to (such) a stimulus. [2 definitions]
tropic either of the two imaginary circles around the earth defined by the sun's farthest apparent seasonal movement northward and southward in the sky. The northern circle, called the Tropic of Cancer, lies at latitude 2327′ north and the southern circle, the Tropic of Capricorn, lies at 2327′ south. [3 definitions]
tropical of, concerning, characteristic of, or occurring in the tropics. [2 definitions]
tropical cyclone a storm originating usu. over tropical seas, characterized by very low barometric pressure, great size, and hurricane-force winds swirling about a calm eye.
tropical fish any of various small or brightly colored fishes that are native to tropical waters, esp. those kept and bred in aquariums.