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  1. tribble(Noun)

    A horizontal frame with wires stretched across it for drying paper.

  2. tribble(Noun)

    A fictional alien creature in Star Trek, a cooing ball of fur.

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  1. Tribble(noun)

    a frame on which paper is dried


  1. Tribble

    Tribbles are fictional animals in the Star Trek universe who first appeared in the episode titled "The Trouble With Tribbles". They are depicted as small, soft, and gentle, and produce a soothing purring sound. These traits are said to endear them to most sentient races which encounter them, with the notable exception of Klingons, who consider tribbles to be "mortal enemies" of the Klingon Empire, as stated in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Trials and Tribble-ations". While appearing in only four episodes and briefly in four of the Star Trek movies, they are one of the most popular and well-known species featured in the Star Trek universe, fairly well known even to casual followers of the series. In 2006, two tribble props from "Trials and Tribble-ations" were auctioned for US $800 to $1,200. The expression "multiplying like tribbles" has also become commonplace in the context of science fiction or technology. A family of proteins which have a variety of roles, including involvement in the control of the cell cycle in the fruit fly, was named after these fictional animals.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tribble

    trib′l, n. a horizontal frame for drying paper, having wires stretched across it.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tribble in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tribble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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