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Definition of the noun tripod

What does tripod mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: tripods

  1. a three-legged rack used for support
    • examples: Tom bought a camera and tripod. | But mind trivial and vial, Tripod, menial, denial. | Use the apparatus only with the cart, tripod, bracket or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: rack / stand = a support for displaying various articles
    • more specific terms:
      • camera tripod = a tripod used to support a camera
      • easel = an upright tripod for displaying something
    • part: leg = one of the supports for a piece of furniture

Alternative definition of the noun tripod


  1. a three-legged stand or mount
  2. [slang] A man that has a large penis disproportionate to his short stature, especially a of a drawf

Definition of the verb tripod

What does tripod mean as a doing word?


  1. [intransitive] To enter the tripod position showing signs of exhaustion or distress.


  1. Tripod is an Australian musical comedy act that specialises in improv, parody and satire. As its name suggests, the band is a trio; it comprises Scod, Yon and Gatesy. The trio covers a wide variety of performance styles, from soft ballads to hard rock, performing these songs with only the aid of Scod playing acoustic guitar.
  2. Tripod is a musical group.
    • also known as 3po2
    • albums: "Data error", "Déviances", "Lèche", "By Zeurd"
  3. TriPod is a rock trio with no guitars or keyboards. TriPod uses non-traditional instruments in the melodic line. The band has been variously classified as Fusion, Jazz, Canterbury, World Music, Prog, Alternative, RIO, and Avant Garde, yet TriPod proclaims itself a rock band. TriPod performs only original music and includes improvs in stage performances and on CDs.
  4. Tripod is a musical group from Norway.
    • album: "Nevermind This Black Album"


Who is Tripod?

Tripod a.k.a. Steven Gates is an actor and film score composer.


  1. Tripod: A tripod is a portable three-legged frame, used as a platform for supporting the weight and maintaining the stability of some other object. A tripod provides stability against downward forces and horizontal forces and movements about horizontal axes. The positioning of the three legs away from the vertical centre allows the tripod better leverage for resisting lateral forces.
  2. Tripod: A surveyor's tripod is a device used to support any one of a number of surveying instruments, such as theodolites, total stations, levels or transits.
  3. Tripod: The "tripod" is a precept of the Neocatechumenal Way. It presents scripture, liturgy, and community as the bases on which to rest catechesis. The Approved Statutes of the Way describe it as comprising "the three fundamental elements … of Christian life.
  4. tripod is a visual art medium.

Phrases with Tripod

  1. Tripod Fishes
  2. Tripod position
  3. Tripod Buckwheat
  4. camera tripod

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Tripod

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Google previewEconomic Mining (1895)

A Practical Handbook for the Miner, the Metallurgist and the Merchant by Charles George Warnford Lock

The tripod is the most useful and general form of mounting. Tripods are at the...

In broken stone quarries where the surfaces are irregular, and where the quarrying is done by blasting, the tripod is the best form of mounting. No one would...

Google previewEBay Photography the Smart Way (2005)

Creating Great Product Pictures that Will Attract Higher Bids and Sell Your Items Faster by Joseph T. Sinclair, Stanley Livingston

Tripod. A tripod is an essential piece of equipment for high-quality ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Photography : Essential Way by Barbara London, ISBN 9780136142768 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Tripod is a word generally used to refer to a ...

Google previewThe Right Light (2014)

Photographing Children and Families Using Natural Light by Krista Smith

A nice tripod is a good investment. You want something lightweight, since you will be carrying it most of the time—at least until you can afford assistants to lug your things! It also needs to be sturdy, and easy to fold/collapse when needed.

Google previewLegal Photography (2015)

A Complete Reference for Documenting Scenes, Situations, and Evidence for Civil Cases by Stan Sholik

for your tripod is a matter of personal preference. the ...

Google previewSummary: (2013)

Review and Analysis of Seybold's Book by BusinessNews Publishing

Case Study #16 Tripod Key Features Tripod is a community of online communities with a general store where people can hang out, free home pages and resumes for anyone who wants one and a range of discussion groups .

Google previewDigital Camera Techniques (2013)

by Jon Tarrant

Even though a tripod is a rather primitive piece of equipment, its use with a digital camera is not always simple. Ideally, a tripod ...

Google previewNimrod (1828)

A Discourse on Certain Passages of History and Fable by Algernon Herbert

The tripod is the well-known implement of Sibylline vaticination, and by means of that we may prove that Helen, and not Cassandra, was the Pythoness of the tower. Vulcan made a golden tripod 88, of which the owner should know all things ...

Google previewMacro Photography (2015)

From Snapshots to Great Shots by Rob Sheppard

A tripod is the most obvious one ...

Google previewMaking Money in Thailand (2014)

by Godfree Roberts

A cheap tripod is a good investment. For some good, free advice, enter 'product photography' in YouTube, or go straight to this video. Then, if you're interested ( it's fun and a professional-looking product shot is extremely important) make use ...

Google previewNikon D5100 (2011)

From Snapshots to Great Shots by Rob Sylvan

Many new tripods have leg supports that allow you to spread the legs very wide and get the camera low to the ground. The other determining factor when purchasing a tripod is the type of head that it employs to secure the camera to the legs.

Google previewOptomechanical Systems Engineering (2015)

by Keith J. Kasunic

The tripod is a common method for mounting an optical system, but it has an unfortunate disadvantage: it can be easily moved when accidentally “bumped,” a typical occurrence during photography sessions. The motions that lead to changes ...

Google previewStorage, shipment, handling, and disposal of chemical agents and hazardous chemicals (1969)

by United States. Dept. of the Army

Ml Drum-Hoisting Tripod The Ml drum-hoisting tripod is an assembly fitted with a hoist and is used during transfer operations to raise 55-gallon drums to the height required for gravity flow of the filling into other containers. a. Description.

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Photography (2008)

The Professional's Guide to Terms and Techniques for Film and Digital Imaging by Barbara A Lynch-Johnt, Michelle Perkins

tripod. A stand consisting of three legs, usually telescoping, anda mounting head fora camera.This is used to support and stabilize the camera.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Insects (2009)

by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

However, to move more rapidly, some legs must be moved at the same time; therefore, the insect shifts into a modification of the metachronal pattern called the tripod gait. Here the front and rear legs on one side of the animal move as a unit ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1832)

Intended to Exhibi ... : in Two Volumes by Noah Webster

tra-vèrs', tréb'l, trigo-nel, tri-pe'del, tripod, tris'sil-la-bl, triune, tröö'fl, ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)

by Alexander Whitelaw

TRIPOD; a symbolical instrument in ancient Greece, which is first met with in connexion with the worship of Bacchus. It was also connected with the Delphian oracle, or worship of Apollo (see Delphi) ; in general, a symbol of prophecy, of divine ...

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Quotes about Tripod

Tripod set
light measured

timer set
rush to get in position
blinking light

moment captured
father and daughter
July 21,2006 7: 24: : 36 pm exactly
never again (Lorenzo Costigliolo)
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The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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