tripodal grasp

tripodal grasp

[¦trī‚pōd·əl ′grasp]
(industrial engineering)
A basic grasp whereby an object is held by the thumb, index finger, and middle finger, to provide delicate rotational control. Also known as manipulative grasp.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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