Definition of tripod noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtraɪpɒd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtraɪpɑːd//
Film-making equipment
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a support with three legs for a camera, telescope, etc. See related entries: Film-making equipment Word Originearly 17th cent.: via Latin from Greek tripod-, tripous, from tri- ‘three’ + pod-, pous ‘foot’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tripod