[ trahy-pod ]
/ ˈtraɪ pɒd /


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

1595–1605; < Latin tripod- (stem of tripūs) < Greek tripod- (stem of trípous) orig., three-footed. See tri-, -pod Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for tripod

/ (ˈtraɪpɒd) /


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

Derived forms of tripod

tripodal (ˈtrɪpədəl), adjective

Word Origin for tripod

C17: via Latin from Greek tripod-, tripous three-footed, from tri- + pous foot
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