Definition of "triton" [triton]

  • Any of various chiefly tropical marine gastropod mollusks of the family Cymatiidae, having a pointed, spirally twisted, often colorfully marked shell. (noun)
  • The nucleus of tritium, consisting of two neutrons and one proton. (noun)

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Use "triton" in a sentence
  • "The vessel is equipped with a new security system called triton shield."
  • "The vessel is equipped with a new multilayered security system called triton shield."
  • "A triton was a hulking humanoid, its finned limbs sending it around the frog as they advanced."