Tricolor Tri"col`or, n. [F. tricolore, drapeau tricolore a tricolored flag, fr. tricolore three-colored; tri (see {Tri-}) + L. color color.] [Written also {tricolour}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The national French banner, of three colors, blue, white, and red, adopted at the first revolution. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, any three-colored flag. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tricolour — meaning ‘a flag of three colours’, especially the French flag of blue, white, and red, is spelt our in BrE and pronounced trik ǝ lǝ. In AmE it is spelt tricolor and pronounced triy kul ǝ …   Modern English usage

  • tricolour — (US tricolor) ► NOUN ▪ a flag with three bands or blocks of different colours, especially the French national flag with equal upright bands of blue, white, and red. ► ADJECTIVE (also tricoloured) ▪ having three colours …   English terms dictionary

  • Tricolour — A tricolour or tricolor (three colours) is a flag or banner more or less equally divided (horizontally, vertically, or, less frequently, diagonally) into three bands of differing colors. The term is somewhat misleading, as many tricolours have… …   Wikipedia

  • tricolour — UK [ˈtrɪkələ(r)] / US [ˈtraɪˌkʌlər] noun [countable] Word forms tricolour : singular tricolour plural tricolours a flag with three thick lines of different colours, for example the flag of France …   English dictionary

  • tricolour — [[t]trɪ̱kələ(r)[/t]] tricolours also tricolor N COUNT A tricolour is a flag which is made up of blocks of three different colours …   English dictionary

  • tricolour — /ˈtraɪkʌlə / (say truykuluh), /ˈtrɪkələ / (say trikuhluh) adjective Also, tricoloured /ˈtraɪkʌləd/ (say truykuluhd). 1. having three colours. –noun 2. a tricolour flag or the like, especially the national flag of France. Also, tricolor. {French… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tricolour — noun A flag with three stripes either vertical or horizontal all of equal size, and of a different colour. This style of flag is used commonly in Europe, as seen in the national flags of over twenty countries, including Belgium, France, Italy,… …   Wiktionary

  • TRICOLOUR —    a flag adopted by the French Revolutionists in 1789, and consisting of three vertical stripes, blue, white, and red, the blue next the staff …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • tricolour — tri|col|our BrE tricolor AmE [ˈtrıkələ US ˈtraıˌkʌlər] n a flag with three equal bands of different colours, especially the national flags of France or Ireland …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tricolour — tri|col|our [ traı,kʌlər ] the British spelling of tricolor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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