mono·​pod | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌpäd How to pronounce monopod (audio) \

Definition of monopod

: a one-legged support (as for a camera)

Examples of monopod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other available accessories are bag riders for the stock, a barricade block, and a folding monopod for the buttstock. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "The Gun Test: 24 Best New Rifles and Shotguns of the Year," 14 Sep. 2020 Don’t bring a tripod, collapsible monopod, or any gear that could be mistaken for, or used as, a weapon. Jess Grey, Wired, "How to Take Photos at Protests Safely—and Responsibly," 3 June 2020 Some shrink down small enough to fit into luggage for traveling shooters, others transform into monopods for people who like to shoot and move, and some even employ flexible legs to grip surfaces other tripods only dream about. Popular Science, "Video tripods to lock down your perfect shot," 17 Apr. 2020 Selfie sticks, tripods, monopods, GoPro mounts and attachments, detachable lenses or other commercial equipment. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Everything you need to know before you go to Innings Festival 2020 at Tempe Beach Park," 21 Feb. 2020 Many photographers have started to use monopods, which offer a faster setup time than their three-legged brethren. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "5 Features You Need in a Camera Tripod," 30 Oct. 2019 Tripods and monopods that cannot fit inside a standard backpack or that extend over six feet. Sunset, "Going to Disney? Leave the Juul, the Double-Wide Bugaboo, and Your Dry Ice at Home," 22 Jan. 2018 The protesters built their tree stands in February, and another protester erected a monopod—a freestanding perch atop a tall pole—at a separate site in late March. Kathryn Miles, Outside Online, "The Forest Service Is Arresting Protestors Along the AT," 25 Apr. 2018 Like all my colleagues, I would be loaded down with cameras, lenses and monopods. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Pamplona’s festival, the fiesta of a lifetime," 11 July 2017

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First Known Use of monopod

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for monopod

mon- + -pod (as in tripod)

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The first known use of monopod was in 1962

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10 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Monopod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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