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A one-legged support for a camera.
- ‘You can get unipods or monopods with legs that stabilize but they're expensive.’
- ‘The locking member includes a threaded hole for receiving the threaded end of an L-shaped lock screw which engages the outer surface of the unipod member and acts as a stop for the sleeve member.’
- ‘Where did you tap your cables for charging/disconnecting the unipod?’
- ‘Monopods (also called unipods) are usually lighter and smaller than tripods, but don't offer the same level of stability.’
- ‘Photographs for personal use are permitted, but the use of flash photography, tripods and unipods is barred.’
1930s: from uni- ‘one’, suggested by tripod.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.