noun \ˈtrī-ˌpäd\

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

Full Definition of TRIPOD

:  a vessel (as a cauldron) resting on three legs
:  a stool, table, or altar with three legs
:  a three-legged stand (as for a camera)
tripod or tri·po·dal \ˈtri-pə-dəl, ˈtrī-ˌpä-\ adjective

Origin 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

daguerreotype, emulsion, fill, sepia, still, stop


noun \ˈtrī-ˌpäd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TRIPOD

: a bone having three processes


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