What does the word trident mean?

Usage examples for trident

  1. Her niece had a quiet name for her- she kept it quiet; thinking of her, with a free fancy, as somehow typically insular, she talked to herself of Britannia of the Market Place- Britannia unmistakable, but with a pen in her ear, and felt she should not be happy till she might on some occasion add to the rest of the panoply a helmet, a shield, a trident and a ledger. – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  2. That on the right has a winged figure holding a trident; in the other, two figures bear a huge conch shell. – Cathedral Cities of Italy by William Wiehe Collins
  3. 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