One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A one-legged support for a camera or fishing rod.
- ‘If you find yourself at an event that ends off with an unexpected fireworks display, forget about hand-holding, bracing the camera against something solid or using a monopod.’
- ‘It is impossible and impractical to use a tripod, either use a monopod or rest the rim of the lens on the windowsill.’
- ‘At every football game on TV, we can see dozens of sideline photographers resting their heavy telephoto lenses on a monopod.’
- ‘There are also commercial sticks, such as the telescoping monopod that works not only for hiking, but also as a shooting support.’
- ‘Passengers scramble from cabins with an arsenal of cameras, long lenses, monopods and binoculars.’
- ‘This upgraded version featured a faster barrel change, a simple monopod, tubular stock with cleaning equipment storage and a single aperture rear sight.’
- ‘I used a monopod to increase stability.’
- ‘Yesterday, I missed her - ironically, I was too busy fiddling the monopod onto the camera.’
- ‘Mark also bought me a monopod, which was a big surprise.’
- ‘Turn the flash off on your camera and use a monopod to steady it for the slow speed the exposure system will probably select.’
- ‘Now screw your camera into position on the top and hold the monopod underneath the camera.’
- ‘Another solution is to use a tripod or monopod, which is something you might consider, especially if you're traveling by car and have a place to stow it.’
- ‘At the base, a piece of steel is welded on that carries the standard 1/4-20 tpi attachment for tripod or monopod.’
- ‘The rifle is also provided with a buttstock monopod that can be fine-tuned via a threaded ‘foot.’’
- ‘I should have carried a tripod, or better yet a more portable monopod that lets you ‘run and gun.’’
Early 19th century: via Latin from Greek monopodion, from monos ‘single’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’.
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