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tri·pod / ˈtrīpäd/ • n. 1. a three-legged stand for supporting a camera or other apparatus.2. archaic a stool, table, or cauldron resting on three legs. ∎  hist. the bronze altar at Delphi on which a priestess sat to utter oracles.DERIVATIVES: trip·o·dal / trīˈpōdl/ adj.

tripod

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tripod three-legged vessel or support (spec. stool). XVII. — L. tripūs, -pod- — Gr. trípous, -pod-, f. TRI- + poús FOOT.