bipod

noun

bi·​pod ˈbī-ˌpäd How to pronounce bipod (audio)
: a 2-legged support

Examples of bipod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wobbly shooters can get steady with the help of tools like rear bags, bipods, and tripods. Matthew Every, Field & Stream, 14 Feb. 2024 There is also a rail on the underside of the forearm to attach a bipod or sling mount. Brodie Swisher, Outdoor Life, 7 Sep. 2022 The Silent Crank adds $100 to the cost but makes cocking and de-cocking a breeze, and acts as a bipod which can help steady shots. Tony Hansen, Field & Stream, 19 July 2023 Some guns have lights, lasers, rifle scopes, bipods, and other accessories to identify a target or aid in marksmanship. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 Apr. 2023 The stock has a tapered, flat-bottomed forearm with dual sling swivel studs for attaching both a sling and a bipod. Michael Dickerson, Outdoor Life, 8 Dec. 2020 That old American mortar didn’t have a bipod. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 23 Feb. 2023 For those who don’t want to shoot from a bench or don’t have one available to them, the Ransom Multi Cal Steady Rest is also drilled and tapped for attachment to the monopod, bipod, or tripod of your choice for easy use while standing. T. Logan Metesh, Field & Stream, 13 Mar. 2023 The guns weigh 80 pounds or more depending on the options, so they are fired only from a rest or bipod. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 9 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

bi- + -pod (as in tripod)

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bipod was in 1897

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“Bipod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bipod. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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