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trimotor

[trahy-moh-ter]
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noun
  1. an airplane or other vehicle that has three motors.
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Origin of trimotor

First recorded in 1920–25; tri- + motor
Related formstri·mo·tored, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • It was built of corrugated aluminum exactly like the Ford Trimotor.

    The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928

    Robert B. Meyer