Trefoil (from Latin trifolium, "three-leaved plant", French trèfle, Italian trifoglio, German Dreiblatt and Dreiblattbogen) is a graphic form composed of the outline of three overlapping rings used in architecture and Christian symbolism. The term is also applied to other symbols of three-fold shape.
Symmetrical Trefoils are particularly popular as warning symbols. If a box containing hazardous material is moved around and shifted into different positions, it is still easy to recognize the symbol. Easily stenciled symbols are also favored.
While the green trefoil is considered by many to be the symbol of Ireland, the harp has much greater officially recognized status. Therefore shamrocks generally do not appear on Irish coins or postage stamps.
A trefoil formation is a cross-sectional arrangement of electrical cables that minimises electrodynamic forces during fault conditions. Also, the magnetic field of each phase conductor in a 3-phase system is negated when the other two phase conductors are nearby to form a trefoil.
Symmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains curved lines, Has no crossing lines.
Category: Religious Symbols.
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