Monopode

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Monopode (Bot) A monopodium.
    • Monopode One of a fabulous tribe or race of Ethiopians having but one leg and foot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • monopode Having but one foot.
    • n monopode Any object supported on one foot only; specifically, one of a fabled race of men having but one leg. These, the Monoscelli or Sciopodes, are described by Pliny (Hist. Nat., viii.) as dwelling in Ethiopia, and as possessing a single foot, so large that it served when held up to shade them from the sun when they lay down to rest.
    • n monopode In botany, same as monopodium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj., n Monopode mon′ō-pōd having but one foot
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Usage


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Alexander used a Canon 40D and a Sigma 300mm f/2.8 telephoto lens with a 1.4x teleconverter on a monopod.
Travel tripod (monopod or other lightweight stabilization device).
A monopod is a single staff or pole used to support a camera.
People generally like to use monopods if they want the ease of a handheld shot, but the support of a tripod .
All Carbon 6X tripods and monopods use a six-crossed multilayer tube that's 30 percent lighter without sacrificing strength and stability.
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