Definition of tripod
1 : a three-legged stand (as for a camera)
2 : a stool, table, or altar with three legs
3 : a vessel (such as a cauldron) resting on three legs
tripodalplay \ˈtri-pə-dəl, ˈtrī-ˌpä-\ adjective
Recent Examples of tripod from the Web
The best way, as WikiHow recommends, is grabbing a tripod.
Scott's band Sex Bob-omb figures prominently in the story, so music ends up forming the third leg of the film’s tripod of inspiration, the other two being comic books and video games.
As the man reached into his backpack, the gator lunged at him and chomped on his tripod.
Sinclair used a view camera — the kind that requires a tripod and the use of a cloth over the photographer’s head.
Tripod mode will net you an extremely stable shot, as if the camera were sitting on an aerial tripod.
Aside from the eyeless fish, the team has also spotted a strange tripod fish, a chimaera, bioluminescent sea stars and rock crabs.
There's also a universal clip that can sit on your monitor, desk, or snap into a tripod.
Ghazaei and team used four grip types, including pinch (two fingers), tripod (three fingertips), neutral palmar (like grasping a coffee cup), and pronated palmar (where the palm faces downward).
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TRIPOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tripod for English Language Learners
: a support or stand for a camera, telescope, etc., that has three legs
TRIPOD Defined for Kids
Definition of tripod for Students
1 : something (as a container or stool) resting on three legs
2 : a stand (as for a camera) having three legs
Medical Definition of tripod
: a bone having three processes
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