mono·​pod ˈmä-nə-ˌpäd How to pronounce monopod (audio)
: a one-legged support (as for a camera)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Then there’s Moza’s Slypod Pro ($599), a telescoping monopod with a motor built in that can extend up to 20 inches. Eric Ravenscraft, WIRED, 4 Jan. 2023 The aluminum-alloy tripod features a 360-degree ball head for panoramic shooting, and one of its legs can be removed to convert it to a monopod. Camryn Rabideau, Popular Mechanics, 16 July 2022 Slypod Pro, a telescoping monopod with a motor built in that can extend up to 20 inches. Eric Ravenscraft, Wired, 30 Dec. 2021 Other available accessories are bag riders for the stock, a barricade block, and a folding monopod for the buttstock. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, 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, 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, 17 Apr. 2020 Selfie sticks, tripods, monopods, GoPro mounts and attachments, detachable lenses or other commercial equipment. Ed Masley, azcentral, 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, 30 Oct. 2019 See More

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Word History


mon- + -pod (as in tripod)

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monopod was in 1962

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Cite this Entry

“Monopod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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