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Definition: Tripod of life
, n. [L. tripus, -odis, Gr. ?; ? (see Tri-
?, ?, foot. See Foot
, and cf. Tripos
1. Any utensil or vessel, as a stool, table, altar, caldron,
etc., supported on three feet.
Note: On such, a stool, in the temple of Apollo at Delphi,
the Pythian priestess sat while giving responses to
those consulting the Delphic oracle.
2. A three-legged frame or stand, usually jointed at top, for
supporting a theodolite, compass, telescope, camera, or
Tripod of life
, or Vital tripod
(Physiol.), the three
organs, the heart, lungs, and brain; -- so called because
their united action is necessary to the maintenance of