Puffling vs Tri - What's the difference?
As a noun puffling
is a young puffin.
As a numeral tri is
As a preposition tri is
A young puffin.
*2006 , The Observer , 7 May 2006:
*:Visit Iceland this August and you could help to rescue pufflings - baby puffins - who get confused by town street lights and crash into towns when leaving their burrows to fly over the Atlantic for the first time.
*2007 , Katherine Zecca, A Puffin's Year :
*:Whee-er-er, whee-er-er! the puffling cries because he is hungry. Mama puffin arrives and lays her mouthful of live fish close to the front of the burrow.
*2012 , Arin Murphy-Hiscock, Birds: A spiritual field guide , p. 155:
*:Both parents feed the infant puffling until it is very fat, then leave the chick, who must make its own way to the sea.
(chiefly, attributive) triathlon
- a tri bike
- a tri suit