- a small three-legged table or stand.
- a small table for use in serving tea.
Origin of teapoy
1820–30; < Hindi tīpāi, alteration (with t- from tir- three < Sanskrit tri) of Persian si-pāya three-legged stand
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Examples from the Web for teapoy
Then the hypnotist asked us to remove our hands from the top of the teapoy.
After we had thus been seated for about five minutes there was a rap on the leg 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.
I had none so the teapoy capita fished out a big red bandanna handkerchief, which he tied to a stick.
- a small table or stand with a tripod base
- a tea caddy on such a table or stand
C19: from Hindi tipāī, from Sanskrit tri three + pāda foot; compare Persian sīpae three-legged stand