Tripod is a word generally used to refer to a three-legged object, generally one used as a platform of some sort, and comes from the Greek "tripous", meaning "three feet".

Tripod may also refer to:
* sacrificial tripod, an ancient Greek altar
* Tripod (photography), a device used to position, support, and stabilize a camera
* Tripod (The War of the Worlds), a fictional vehicle
* "The Tripods", a series of science-fiction novels by English author John Christopher, and a UK TV series based upon the books
*, a webhosting service
* M2 tripod, a machine gun tripod
* The tripod fish, "Bathypterois grallator", deep sea fish named for the long extensions of its pelvic and lower caudal fins, on which it stands on the sea floor.
* A portable crane (machine)
* Visual Basic, whose forerunner was called tripod
* A nickname for Alice in Chains (album), the final studio album by Alice in Chains
* The "triPods", a parody of both the iPod and the War of the Worlds from Scary Movie 4
* Tripod (band), a musical comedy act.
* TriPod the band, a rock band with no guitars or keyboards

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  • tripod — TRIPÓD, tripoduri, s.n. 1. (înv.) Trepied. 2. (mar.) Macara de forţă alcătuită din trei picioare reunite sus. – Din ngr. tripódi. Trimis de LauraGellner, 01.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  TRIPÓD s. v. trepied. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • Tripod — 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. [1913 Webster] Note: On such, a stool, in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tripod — (von griechisch τριπους „Dreifuß“) ist: der Name mehrerer Bands, unter anderem TriPod (US Rockband) der Name eines kostenlosen Webhostingservices von Lycos der Name der außerirdischen Roboter in H.G. Wells Krieg der Welten die englische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tripod — Tripod,   zu Lycos Europe gehörender Internet Provider, der Marktführer für das Hosting privater Homepages in Europa ist. Außer dem reinen Vermitteln von Server Platz bietet Tripod auch verschiedene Unterstützungen und Schulungen für das… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tripod — c.1600, three legged vessel, from L. tripus (gen. tripodis), from Gk. tripous (gen. tripodos) a three legged stool or table, lit. three footed, from tri three + pous (gen. podos) foot (see FOOT (Cf. foot)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tripod — trìpōd m <G tripóda> DEFINICIJA pov. tronožni stalak ili podložak na koji se stavljaju različite posude; ob. je brončan i različito ukrašen; poznaju ga najstarije kulture; tronog ETIMOLOGIJA lat. tripus ← grč. trípous: tronogi ≃ tri + pod …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • tripod — ► NOUN 1) a three legged stand for supporting a camera or other apparatus. 2) archaic a stool, table, or cauldron set on three legs. ORIGIN Greek, from tri three + pous foot …   English terms dictionary

  • tripod — [trī′päd΄] n. [L tripus (gen. tripodis) < Gr tripous < tri ,TRI + pous,FOOT] 1. a three legged caldron, stool, table, etc. 2. a three legged support as for a camera or telescope, usually adjustable for height: see TELESCOPE tripodal [trip′ə …   English World dictionary

  • tripod — /truy pod/, n. 1. a stool, table, pedestal, etc., with three legs. 2. a three legged stand or support, as for a camera or telescope. 3. the oracular seat of the priestess of Apollo at Delphi. [1595 1605; < L tripod (s. of tripus) < Gk tripod (s.… …   Universalium

  • Tripod — Logo de Tripod Création 1992 1994 Fondateurs Bo Peabody, Brett Hershey, et Dick Sabot …   Wikipédia en Français

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