Origin: OE. Treye, AS. Treg. Cf. Trough.
1. A small trough or wooden vessel, sometimes scooped out of a block of wood, for various domestic uses, as in making bread, chopping meat, etc.
2. A flat, broad vessel on which dishes, glasses, etc, are carried; a waiter; a salver.
3. A shallow box, generally without a top, often used within a chest, trunk, box, etc, as a removable receptacle for small or light articles.