Tri- Vocabulary Words Quiz

Based on the definitions, guess these words that start with Tri.
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Last updated: January 2, 2020
First submittedNovember 22, 2011
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Definition
Word
Three-horned dinosaur
Triceratops
Three-sided polygon
Triangle
Running, biking, and swimming
Triathlon
Muscles on the back of the arm
Triceps
Branch of mathematics dealing with angles
Trigonometry
A person who speaks three languages is ...
Trilingual
Three sided hat, popular in the 1700's
Tricorn
River that flows into a larger river
Tributary
Three-wheeled conveyance
Tricycle
Extinct athropod whose fossils
are frequently found
Trilobite
Definition
Word
Three siblings, born at once
Triplets
Pitchfork
Trident
Three-part movie or book series
Trilogy
One third of a pregnancy
Trimester
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Trinity
Three-legged camera stand
Tripod
Painting on three hinged panels
Triptych
Ancient Mediterranean galley ship
Trireme
Group of three leaders
Triumvirate
Certain horse racing bet
Trifecta
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Level 74
Nov 22, 2011
20 out of 20, with 2:25 left! Glad the nuns made us learn all those vocabulary words all those years ago!
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Level 67
Jun 28, 2014
Yay google ;)

But seriously, no "triforce"?

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Level 27
Nov 27, 2011
Oh yes! Thank you Sister James Theresa.
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Level 21
Apr 15, 2012
Only got 12 :(
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Level 20
May 18, 2012
18/20. Couldn't remember trireme
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Level 90
Sep 10, 2012
Man, Trireme reminds me of the Civilization games from the early 90s. Need to go find an emulator to play that one again...
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Level 84
Apr 19, 2019
I definitely credit knowing that answer to playing various games in the Civilization series.
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Level 16
Oct 11, 2012
triptych = triptic. please accept both spellings
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Level 53
May 11, 2014
Really. No.
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Level 45
Dec 13, 2015
I couldn't figure out how to spell Triptych. I tried Triptyck...
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Level 58
Nov 1, 2019
Spelt it 5 different ways and still didn't get it.
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Level 83
Jul 25, 2014
Tributary seems to be an intruder here, it's the only one which does not begin with the prefix meaning "three". Trifecta would be equivalent to "tiercé"? It's not in my dictionary.
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Level 85
Jul 25, 2014
But it's not about the "meaning" of the prefix; the quiz asks for those words beginning with "tri". I doesn't even require it to be a prefix technically, although most of the answers are.
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Level 83
Jul 25, 2014
I didn't ask it to be removed, I just wanted to mention the fact that it is different from the others.
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Level 77
Aug 20, 2014
a clever tri ck
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Level 72
Jul 25, 2014
A "tri" category on JetPunk that doesn't include "trivia"? What the?
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Level 58
Feb 5, 2016
Well, perhaps somebody should make part two. :)
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Level 58
Jul 25, 2014
I think 'trike' should suffice for tricycle.
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Level 64
Dec 20, 2016
This.
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Level 67
Jul 31, 2014
Got Trireme, thanks Civ 5 :D
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Level 90
Dec 18, 2020
I have to thank Centurions... i'm feeling old right now
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Level 34
Aug 31, 2014
Should have got triumvirate, but may I suggest triarchy (which I did try) also fits 'group of three leaders' just as well and is just as common?
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Level 47
Dec 4, 2014
Can "holy trinity" be accepted?
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Level 48
Apr 6, 2015
In the UK, there is no such thing as a trifecta, but there is a tricast (think they may be the same thing?)
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Level 26
Oct 17, 2015
:( got 9 not even the average score!
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Level 71
Dec 30, 2016
Wow, no one's caught the a(r)thropod spelling yet? People are always so quick to catch mistakes...
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Level 76
Jan 1, 2018
I wouldn't have got the answer, even if the spelling were correct
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Level 77
Nov 9, 2018
Typo is still there two years later.
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Level 39
Mar 31, 2017
Got Trireme from Civ 5 xD
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Level 59
May 10, 2017
Should had "Triforce".
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Level 68
Nov 5, 2018
Couldn't a triad be a group of three leaders? And aren't pitchforks and tridents different things? Pitchforks (usually four-pronged) are for hay, tridents for fish.
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Level 67
Dec 19, 2018
Trilobite is low tributary is high. And only got tricorn because it was on another quiz and I made a corny joke..
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Level 79
Jul 13, 2020
The spelling of arthropod still needs to be corrected. This might seem like a minor issue, but as a nit-picker I'd like to pick arthropods and not athropods.
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Level 71
Jul 7, 2021
Hi QM, nice quiz. Might I be able to suggest to you that here in the UK, a tricast is a certain type of bet whereby you forecast the first three horses (or dogs) in a race.

See here: https://www.timeform.com/betting/basics/what-is-a-tricast