- (historical, Roman antiquity) A couch for reclining at mealtimes, extending round three sides of a table, and usually in three parts.
- (historical, Roman antiquity) A dining room furnished with such a triple couch.
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From Ancient Greek τρικλίνιον (triklinion).
- dining room, where three couches are laid out for dining around a small serving table.
- a couch for reclining at meal, on which three people may recline.
Second declension neuter.