from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A three-legged object, such as a cauldron, stool, or table.
- n. An adjustable three-legged stand, as for supporting a transit or camera.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a three-legged stand or mount
- n. A man that has a large penis disproportionate to his short stature, especially a of a dwarf
- v. To enter the tripod position showing signs of exhaustion or distress.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any utensil or vessel, as a stool, table, altar, caldron, etc., supported on three feet.
- n. A three-legged frame or stand, usually jointed at top, for supporting a theodolite, compass, telescope, camera, or other instrument.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the sponge-spicules, a threerayed element having the arms of equal length and sloping from the point of union.
- Having three feet or legs.
- n. In classical antiquity, a seat, table, or other article resting on three feet.
- n. Hence, any object having three feet or legs, as a three-legged stool.
- n. A three-legged frame or stand, usually jointed at the top, for supporting a theodolite, compass, camera, or other instrument. See cuts under rock-drill and transit.
- n. In anatomy and zoology, a tripodal formation; a three-pronged or triradiate structure, as a bone. The premaxillary bone of birds is a tripod.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a three-legged rack used for support
This is called the tripod, pincer, or mature pencil grip.
One thing my design had that this one does not is a built-in tripod for easy access in the shop.
Oh, how I wish for the MacAir sometimes because my old iBook with my old Nikon D200 camera and lenses, plus my tripod is killing my back.
In those cases, the tripod is still your best friend, but for a workable and cheap DIY, this is a great DIY tool.
Both McHale and Ilgauskus reminisced about his workout in the Wolves 'practice facility, when the guy filming the session accidentally dropped a tripod from the balcony that nearly conked the 7-foot-3 Ilgauskus in the head.
If there's wind, this won't stand up unless the tripod is made properly ..
You’ll have a very sick-looking kid with a high fever sitting forward in what we call tripod position—leaning forward with his body, both hands leaning on a table or bed in front of him—looking anxious because somehow, intuitively, he knows his airway might close at any second.
Don’t look now, but the whole “culture war” leg of the conservative tripod is crumbling.
The plus side of using a tripod is that you don’t have to hold the camera the whole time, and can even walk away if you expect the person/action it is focused on to continue for an extended period of time.
Intensely working a digital camera on a tripod was a young guy with dark curly hair and yellow-tinted glasses he no doubt thought were stylish.