- Obs. a tripod
- at Cambridge University
- Historical a scholar who sat on a three-legged stool at commencement and disputed humorously with candidates for a degree
- any examination for the BA degree with honors (orig. in mathematics)
Origin of triposaltered from Classical Latin tripus, tripod
Any of the examinations for the B.A. degree with honors at Cambridge University in England.
Origin of triposAlteration of Latin tripūs tripod- tripod (from the stool upon which a degree holder was appointed to sit and dispute humorously with candidates for that degree) ; see tripod .