Definitions for: Trice

[n] a very short time (as the time it takes to blink once); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
[v] hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope
[v] raise with a line, as of a window shade

Webster (1913) Definition: Trice, v. t. [OE. trisen; of Scand. or Low German
origin; cf. Sw. trissa a sheave, pulley, triss a spritsail
brace, Dan. tridse a pulley, tridse to haul by means of a
pulley, to trice, LG. trisse a pulley, D. trijsen to hoist.]
[Written also trise.]
1. To pull; to haul; to drag; to pull away. [Obs.]

Out of his seat I will him trice. --Chaucer.

2. (Naut.) To haul and tie up by means of a rope.

Trice, n. [Sp. tris the noise made by the breaking of
glass, an instant, en un tris in an instant; probably of
imitative origin.]
A very short time; an instant; a moment; -- now used only in
the phrase in a trice. ``With a trice.'' --Turbervile. `` On
a trice.'' --Shak.

A man shall make his fortune in a trice. --Young.

Synonyms: blink of an eye, flash, instant, jiffy, New York minute, split second, trice up, twinkling, wink

See Also: bit, bring up, elevate, get up, hoist, lift, minute, moment, raise, second, wind

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