Definition of tripod in English:
1A three-legged stand for supporting a camera or other apparatus.
- If you can, use a tripod or other camera support to achieve sharpness, pack filters for a gloomy day and experiment.
- So, I headed back to the house for my tripod, camera and zoom lens.
- Another great visual effect is to put the camera on the tripod and use a zoom lens.
2 archaic A stool, table, or cauldron resting on three legs.
- High tripod side tables are appropriate next to the sofa or love seat for country home decor.
- Attributions are based largely on four documented sets of Chippendale style chairs and a tripod table.
- The hall is lit by numerous great torch torches, towering over the tables on tripods.
2.1 historical The bronze altar at Delphi on which a priestess sat to utter oracles.
- The Pythia were priestesses of Apollo who would sit in a tripod or throne over a crevice in the earth.
- The legend of Heracles is also present at Delphi, when the great hero stole the "Tripod of the Oracle".
- After the victory over the Persians in 479 B. C. the Greeks offered this tripod at the oracle of Delphi, from where it was brought to Byzantium.
- Example sentences
- The tetrapodomorph scapulocoracoid is typically a relatively slight, tripodal structure on the inner surface of the cleithrum.
- This is one of three legs of the tripodal scapulocoracoid.
- The scapulocoracoid is still tripodal, but it is massive and the large foramina present in Eusthenopteron are almost closed.
Early 17th century: via Latin from Greek tripous, tripod-, from tri- 'three' + pous, pod- 'foot'.
Words that rhyme with tripodiPod
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