Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: tripod
IPA transcription: [tɹ'aɪp,ɑd]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: tripod
    Meaning: a three-legged rack used for support
Usage examples
  • No one will send us away empty handed; every one will give us something--a bronze tripod, a couple of mules, or a gold cup."
  • But in the corridors that followed the suite, there stood, opposite to each window, a heavy tripod, bearing a brazier of fire that projected its rays through the tinted glass and so glaringly illumined the room.
  • A kind of double tripod with six feet, intended to hold a plate before the fire and so constructed that, in whatever position it is placed, three of the legs rest on the ground, is called a Cat, from the belief that however a Cat may be thrown, she always falls on her feet.
  • Instead, go inside--stop, I will tell you a secret: to-day in the wood I picked some musk-roses and wound them into a wreath, meaning to give them you for your head when you came to-morrow: and it is inside on the pearl tripod in the second room to the left: go, therefore, and put it on, and bring the harp, and play to me, my dear.'