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  1. a customs permit for the temporary importation of a motor vehicle
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Word Origin for triptyque

from French: triptych (referring to its three sections)
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Examples from the Web for triptyque

Historical Examples of triptyque

  • Our Triptyque received the customary official stamping at the Zoll-amt.

    Europe from a Motor Car

    Russell Richardson

  • At the hamlet of Abeele there is a Belgian custom-house (visa of "triptyque" or motor-car permit).

  • For a motor-car the association gives a Triptyque ensuring free passage through the douane, etc.

  • We drew up in front of the custom house, and exhibited our French triptyque.

    The Car That Went Abroad

    Albert Bigelow Paine