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tripod

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noun tri·pod \ˈtrī-ˌpäd\

Simple Definition of tripod

  • : a support or stand for a camera, telescope, etc., that has three legs

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tripod

  1. 1 :  a vessel (as a cauldron) resting on three legs

  2. 2 :  a stool, table, or altar with three legs

  3. 3 :  a three-legged stand (as for a camera)

tripod

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tripodal

play \ˈtri-pə-dəl, ˈtrī-ˌpä-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of tripod

Middle English, from Latin tripod-, tripus, from Greek tripod-, tripous, from tripod-, tripous, adjective, three-footed, from tri- + pod-, pous foot — more at foot


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Pictures (on film) Terms

Rhymes with tripod

Akkad, Arad, Ashdod, aubade, ballade, Belgrade, bipod, black cod, Black Rod, Cape Cod, couvade, croustade, death squad, dry-shod, ephod, facade, fantod, fly rod, glissade, hot-rod, jihad, lingcod, Nimrod, oeillade, peasecod, pomade, ramrod, Riyadh, roughshod, roulade, saccade, scalade, seedpod, slipshod, sun god, synod, tie-rod, tightwad, tomcod, torsade, unshod, vice squad


TRIPOD Defined for Kids

tripod

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noun tri·pod \ˈtrī-ˌpäd\

Definition of tripod for Students

  1. 1 :  something (as a container or stool) resting on three legs

  2. 2 :  a stand (as for a camera) having three legs




Medical Dictionary

tripod

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noun tri·pod \ˈtrī-ˌpäd\

Medical Definition of tripod

  1. :  a bone having three processes




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