Pronunciation Noun

trey (plural treys)

  1. (cards, occasionally dice) A playing card or die with the rank of three.
    • 1674, Charles Cotton, The Compleat Gamester, London: R. Cutler, Chapter 6, p. 81,
      Before you begin the Game at Picket, you must throw out of the Pack the Deuces, Treys, Fours and Fives, and play with the rest of the Cards, which are in number thirty and six.
    • 1929, Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest, Chapter 11,
      He had been a pretty good guy, straight as ace-deuce-trey-four-five, till he got on the force.
  2. (cards, dice, dominoes) A score of three in cards, dice, or dominoes.
  3. (US, Canada, basketball, informal) A three-pointer.
  4. (informal) The third bearer of the same personal name in a family, often denoted by suffixed Roman numeral III.
  5. The third branch of a deer's antler.
Related terms
Proper noun
  1. A nickname for someone who is the third person in the family sharing his father's name.
  2. A male given name of modern usage, derived from the nickname.

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