tripod

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtraɪpɒd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtraɪpɑd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(trīpod)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
tri•pod /ˈtraɪpɑd/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Optics, Photographya three-legged stand, as for a camera.
  2. Furniturea stool, table, pedestal, etc., with three legs.
trip•o•dal /ˈtrɪpədəl, ˈtraɪpɑdəl/USA pronunciation  adj. See -pod-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tri•pod  (trīpod),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Furniturea stool, table, pedestal, etc., with three legs.
  2. Optics, Photographya three-legged stand or support, as for a camera or telescope.
  3. Antiquitythe oracular seat of the priestess of Apollo at Delphi.
  • Greek tripod- (stem of trípous) origin, originally, three-footed. See tri-, -pod
  • Latin tripod- (stem of tripūs)
  • 1595–1605

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
tripod /ˈtraɪpɒd/ n
  1. an adjustable and usually collapsible three-legged stand to which a camera, etc, can be attached to hold it steady
  2. a stand or table having three legs
Etymology: 17th Century: via Latin from Greek tripod-, tripous three-footed, from tri- + pous foot

tripodal /ˈtrɪpədəl/ adj
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