- a stool, table, pedestal, etc., with three legs.
- a three-legged stand or support, as for a camera or telescope.
- the oracular seat of the priestess of Apollo at Delphi.
Origin of tripod
Examples from the Web for tripod
Contemporary Examples of tripod
He took his camera bag, but we thought walking with a tripod would not be a good idea, so we left it in the car.Israel's Secret Honor Killings
March 8, 2014
West said he saw a massage table and video camera in the studio, attached to a tripod.‘Zumba Madam’ Allegedly Used Maine Dance Studio As Brothel and Made Videos of Customers
October 18, 2012
And he brought a digital camera and a tripod to document his endeavors.D.C.'s New Beefcake
October 14, 2009
Historical Examples of tripod
He left the pot on a tripod on a bed of coals, ready for use.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
A searchlight was on a tripod at the center, and a spool of electric cable.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
He was carrying a piece of machinery that looked like a camera on a tripod.
He dropped the tripod thing in a corner, and sidled toward me.
I spraddled the tripod purposely to keep it from being upset.Out of the Depths
Robert Ames Bennet
- an adjustable and usually collapsible three-legged stand to which a camera, etc, can be attached to hold it steady
- a stand or table having three legs