Dictionary.com

tripod

[ trahy-pod ]
/ ˈtraɪ pɒd /
Save This Word!

noun
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.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of tripod

1595–1605; <Latin tripod- (stem of tripūs) <Greek tripod- (stem of trípous) originally, three-footed. See tri-, -pod
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use tripod in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for tripod

tripod
/ (ˈtraɪpɒd) /

noun
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK