triphibious

[ trahy-fib-ee-uhs ]
/ traɪˈfɪb i əs /

adjective

employing or involving land, naval, and air forces in a combined operation.

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Origin of triphibious

First recorded in 1940–45; tri- + (am)phibious
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British Dictionary definitions for triphibious

triphibious
/ (traɪˈfɪbɪəs) /

adjective

(esp of military operations) occurring on land, at sea, and in the air

Word Origin for triphibious

C20: from tri- + (am) phibious
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