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Trojan of or pertaining to Troy or its inhabitants. [3 definitions]
Trojan horse in Greek mythology, a huge wooden horse by means of which the Greeks besieging Troy cunningly gained entrance to and overran the city, ending the Trojan War. [2 definitions]
Trojan War in Greek mythology and The Iliad, the ten-year siege of Troy by the Greeks, caused by the abduction of Helen, the wife of a Greek king, by Paris, a Trojan prince.
troll1 to trail (a fishing line or lure) behind a slowly moving boat. [4 definitions]
troll2 in Scandinavian folklore, an ugly manlike creature that lived in a cave or under a bridge.
trolley a vehicle, esp. a streetcar, propelled electrically along a track or overhead wires. [7 definitions]
trolley bus an electric passenger bus that travels on tires and draws its power from overhead wires by means of trolleys; trackless trolley.
trolley car a streetcar that is propelled along rails by an electric current transmitted through a trolley from a wire suspended overhead or laid in the tracks.
trollop a habitually dirty, slovenly, or untidy woman. [2 definitions]
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.