tripod

Part of speech: noun

A three legged stand.

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Usage examples "tripod":

  1. This article was composed of a metal body screwed on to a strong tripod, with a lower tray that moved backwards and forwards, and two lateral buttresses with a steel cross- piece firmly bolted on to them above. - "Fantômas", Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain.
  2. Briefly, we think that the time is come, by blending comparative pathology with anatomy and physiology, to construct one of the bases of the tripod on which medical science will have to rest. - "On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment", Honoré Bourguignon.
  3. The telescope, a formidable instrument mounted upon a tripod, stood upon the flat leads of the house. - "The Hound of the Baskervilles", A. Conan Doyle.