tribble

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tribble (plural tribbles)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably invented for alliteration with trouble; the creatures first appeared in an episode called The Trouble with Tribbles.

Noun[edit]

tribble (plural tribbles)

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