tripody

tripody

(ˈtrɪpədɪ)
n, pl -dies
(Poetry) prosody a metrical unit consisting of three feet

trip•o•dy

(ˈtrɪp ə di)

n., pl. -dies.
a prosodic measure of three feet.
[1880–85; < Greek tripodía. See tripod, -y3]

tripody

a verse or measure of three metrical feet.
See also: Verse
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The next day I picked it up with its tripody legs and flung it out the window."
When trochaic or iambic verse is measured by single feet it is called tripody (three feet), tetrapody (four feet), hexapody (six feet).
archilochean In classical poetry, one of several different verse forms ascribed to the Greek poet Archilochus, including the greater archilochean (a line composed of a dactylic tetrapody followed by a trochaic tripody) and the lesser archilochean (a dactylic tripody catalectic).