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teapoy

[tee-poi] /ˈti pɔɪ/
noun
1.
a small three-legged table or stand.
2.
a small table for use in serving tea.
Origin of teapoy
1820-1830
1820-30; < Hindi tīpāi, alteration (with t- from tir- three < Sanskrit tri) of Persian si-pāya three-legged stand
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  • After we had thus been seated for about five minutes there was a rap on the leg of the teapoy.

  • Then the hypnotist asked us to remove our hands from the top of the teapoy.

  • William Jaquith went to a certain corner and brought out a teapoy of violet wood, which he set down at the old lady's elbow.

    Mrs. Tree Laura E. Richards
  • I had never ridden in a teapoy before and now I began a continuous trip in one which lasted eight hours.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • The black personnel was thirty porters and a picked squad of thirty-five teapoy boys to carry Moody and myself.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • Finally, at three o'clock Moody gave up and said, "We'll have to make the rest of this trip in a teapoy."

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • I had none so the teapoy capita fished out a big red bandanna handkerchief, which he tied to a stick.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • With the crimson banner flying and the teapoy carriers singing and playing rude native instruments, we started off at a trot.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • The "teapoy boy," as he is called, is as much a part of the African scheme of life as a driver or a chauffeur is in America.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • The fact that I had to resort to the teapoy illustrates the unreliability of mechanical transport in the wilds.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
British Dictionary definitions for teapoy

teapoy

/ˈtiːpɔɪ/
noun
1.
a small table or stand with a tripod base
2.
a tea caddy on such a table or stand
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi tipāī, from Sanskrit tri three + pāda foot; compare Persian sīpae three-legged stand
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