tripod

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noun tri·pod \ˈtrī-ˌpäd\

Definition of tripod

  1. 1 :  a three-legged stand (as for a camera)

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

  3. 3 :  a vessel (such as a cauldron) resting on three legs

tripod

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tripodal

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

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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

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TRIPOD Defined for English Language Learners

tripod

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Definition of tripod for English Language Learners

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


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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