- The definition of a tripod is a three-legged stand that supports a camera, telescope or other object that needs to be kept steady.
An example of a tripod it the three -egged stand that a camera man sets his camera on when he is taking pictures for graduation or weddings.
- a three-legged caldron, stool, table, etc.
- a three-legged support as for a camera or telescope, usually adjustable for height
Origin of tripodClassical Latin tripus (gen. tripodis) ; from Classical Greek tripous ; from tri-, tri- + pous, foot
- A three-legged object, such as a cauldron, stool, or table.
- An adjustable three-legged stand, as for supporting a transit or camera.
Origin of tripodLatin tripūs, tripod-, from Greek tripous, three-footed : tri-, tri- + pous, foot; see –pod.
- a three-legged stand or mount
- A lot of people don't develop pictures nor do they purchase real cameras anymore so cell phones now are adding better pixilation and tripod attachments to take steady pictures.
- (slang) A man that has a large penis disproportionate to his short stature, especially a of a drawf
- In the Austin Power's movie Mini-Me was said to be a tripod when he dropped his drawers but in real life actor Verne Troyer like most little people is actually of average endowment.
(third-person singular simple present tripods, present participle tripoding, simple past and past participle tripoded)
- (intransitive) To enter the tripod position showing signs of exhaustion or distress.
- I tripodded after my 6-mile run.
From tripod- and τριποδ- (tripod-), the stems of the Latin tripūs and its etymon the Ancient Greek τρίπους (tripous); compare tripus.