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Meaning of TRIPOD

Pronunciation:  'trIpâd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a three-legged rack used for support
 

TRIPOD is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 See Also: camera tripod, easel, leg, rack, stand

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tri"pod\, n. [L. tripus, -odis, Gr. ?; ? (see {Tri-}) +
?, ?, foot. See {Foot}, and cf. {Tripos}, {Trivet}.]
1. Any utensil or vessel, as a stool, table, altar, caldron,
   etc., supported on three feet.

Note: On such, a stool, in the temple of Apollo at Delphi,
      the Pythian priestess sat while giving responses to
      those consulting the Delphic oracle.

2. A three-legged frame or stand, usually jointed at top, for
   supporting a theodolite, compass, telescope, camera, or
   other instrument.

{Tripod of life}, or {Vital tripod} (Physiol.), the three
   organs, the heart, lungs, and brain; -- so called because
   their united action is necessary to the maintenance of
   life.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a tripod in your dream, represents stability and swiftness.
 

 

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