- 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 trip&umacron;s, tripod-, tripod (from the stool upon which a degree holder was appointed to sit and dispute humorously with candidates for that degree); see tripod.