The triangles, a whipping post formed by three poles.



  • A polygon with three sides and three angles.
  • A set square.
  • A percussion instrument made by forming a metal rod into a triangular shape which is open at one angle. It is suspended from a string and hit with a metal bar to make a resonant sound.
  • A triangular piece of equipment used for gathering the balls into the formation required by the game being played.
  • A love triangle.
  • The structure of systems composed with three interrelated objects.
  • A draughtsman's square in the form of a right-angled triangle.
  • A frame formed of three poles stuck in the ground and united at the top, to which people were bound when undergoing corporal punishment.
  • Any of various large papilionid butterflies of the genus Graphium.
  • A triangular formation of railway tracks, with a curve on at least one side.


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  • From Middle English triangle, from Old French triangle, from Latin triangulum, noun use of adjective triangulus, from trēs + angulus.

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