What does the word trident mean?

Usage examples for trident

  1. These were the iron cressets, filled with unctuous pine knots all ablaze, suspended from short poles at the bows of the fishermen's skiffs, out in quest of salmon and such other large fish as might be deemed worth a thrust of the long- handled, sharply- barbed trident used in such operations. – Toronto of Old by Henry Scadding