- Also tri·col·ored; especially British, tri·col·oured. having three colors.
- a flag having three colors.
- the national flag of France, adopted during the French Revolution, consisting of vertical bands of blue, white, and red.
Origin of tricolor
Examples from the Web for tricolour
A French vessel was at Algiers; I would not even look at the tricolour.Apologia Pro Vita Sua
John Henry Cardinal Newman
They called themselves citizens of France, and sported the tricolour.Kosciuszko
Monica Mary Gardner
The lugger ran up the tricolour and fired a round-shot at the brig.True Blue
The Frenchman (it was Surcoeuf) did the same to the tricolour, and the action recommenced.Newton Forster
Captain Frederick Marryat
The tricolour of France will yet float on the shores of the Adriatic.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car
- having or involving three colours
- (often capital) the French national flag, having three equal vertical stripes in blue, white, and red
- any flag, badge, ribbon, etc, with three colours
Word Origin and History for tricolour
1798, "flag having three colors," especially the emblem of France adopted during the Revolution, from French tricolore, in drapeau tricolore "three-colored flag." The arrangement of colors on the modern French national flag dates from 1794.