tripod


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tri·pod

 (trī′pŏd′)
n.
1. A three-legged object, such as a cauldron, stool, or table.
2. An adjustable three-legged stand, as for supporting a transit or camera.

[Latin tripūs, tripod-, from Greek tripous, three-footed : tri-, tri- + pous, foot; see -pod.]

trip′o·dal (trĭp′ə-dl, trī′pŏd′l) adj.

tripod

(ˈtraɪpɒd)
n
1. (Photography) an adjustable and usually collapsible three-legged stand to which a camera, etc, can be attached to hold it steady
2. (Furniture) a stand or table having three legs
[C17: via Latin from Greek tripod-, tripous three-footed, from tri- + pous foot]
tripodal adj

tri•pod

(ˈtraɪ pɒd)

n.
1. a three-legged stand or support, as for a camera or telescope.
2. a stool, table, pedestal, etc., with three legs.
[1595–1605; < Latin tripod-, s. of tripūs < Greek trípous, s. tripod orig., three-footed. See tri-, -pod]
trip•o•dal (ˈtrɪp ə dl, ˈtraɪ pɒd l) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tripod - a three-legged rack used for supporttripod - a three-legged rack used for support
camera tripod - a tripod used to support a camera
easel - an upright tripod for displaying something (usually an artist's canvas)
leg - one of the supports for a piece of furniture
rack, stand - a support for displaying various articles; "the newspapers were arranged on a rack"
Translations
مِنْصَب ثُلاثي القَوائِم
stativ
fotóállvány
òrífótur
trikojis
trijkājis
statív
üç ayaklı sehpa

tripod

[ˈtraɪpɒd] Ntrípode m

tripod

[ˈtraɪpɒd] ntrépied m

tripod

n (Phot) → Stativ nt; (Hist) → Dreifuß m

tripod

[ˈtraɪpɒd] ntreppiede m

tripod

(ˈtraipod) noun
a stand with three legs, especially for a camera.
References in classic literature ?
But instead of a milking stool imagine it a great body of machinery on a tripod stand.
But in the corridors that followed the suite, there stood, opposite to each window, a heavy tripod, bearing a brazier of fire, that projected its rays through the tinted glass and so glaringly illumined the room.
How could one look at Ahab then, seated on that tripod of bones, without bethinking him of the royalty it symbolized?
Then Arete told her maids to set a large tripod upon the fire as fast as they could, whereon they set a tripod full of bath water on to a clear fire; they threw on sticks to make it blaze, and the water became hot as the flame played about the belly of the tripod.
Gringoire, who liked noble and classical comparisons, compared him in thought to the living tripod of Vulcan.
And there was set out for them within the course a great tripod of gold, the splendid work of cunning Hephaestus.
A great king-post, half a hundred feet in length, seasoned by centuries of superstitious care, carven into dynasties of gods, each superimposed, each helmeted, each seated in the open mouth of a crocodile, was slung by ropes, twisted of climbing vegetable parasites, from the apex of a tripod of three great forest trunks, themselves carved into grinning and grotesque adumbrations of man's modern concepts of art and god.
He caught up his camera tripod which was near his cot, and made a swing with it at the creature that had flown into the tent through an opening it had made for itself.
Hamel held the telescope to his eye and steadied it upon the little tripod stand.
Peering in, we could see that the only light in the room came from a dull blue flame which flickered from a small brass tripod in the centre.
Thus property is as an instrument to living; an estate is a multitude of instruments; so a slave is an animated instrument, but every one that can minister of himself is more valuable than any other instrument; for if every instrument, at command, or from a preconception of its master's will, could accomplish its work (as the story goes of the statues of Daedalus; or what the poet tells us of the tripods of Vulcan, "that they moved of their own accord into the assembly of the gods "), the shuttle would then weave, and the lyre play of itself; nor would the architect want servants, or the [1254a] master slaves.
I will give him seven tripods that have never yet been on the fire, and ten talents of gold.