quadruped


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quad·ru·ped

 (kwŏd′rə-pĕd′)
n.
A four-footed animal.
adj.
Variant of quadrupedal.

quadruped

(ˈkwɒdrʊˌpɛd)
n
(Zoology) an animal, esp a mammal, that has all four limbs specialized for walking
adj
(Zoology) having four feet
[C17: from Latin quadrupēs, from quadru- (see quadri-) + pēs foot]
quadrupedal adj

quad•ru•ped

(ˈkwɒd rʊˌpɛd)

adj.
1. four-footed.
n.
2. an animal, esp. a mammal, that has four feet.
[1640–50; < Latin quadruped-, s. of quadrupēs; see quadru-, -ped]
quad•ru•pe•dal (kwɒˈdru pɪ dl, ˌkwɒd rʊˈpɛd l) adj.
quad′ru•ped`ism, n.

quad·ru·ped

(kwŏd′rə-pĕd′)
An animal having four feet, such as most reptiles and mammals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quadruped - an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walkingquadruped - an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking
tetrapod - a vertebrate animal having four feet or legs or leglike appendages
forefoot - a front foot of a quadruped
hindfoot - a rear foot of a quadruped
lumbus, loin - either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds
croupe, rump, croup, hindquarters - the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
haunch - the loin and leg of a quadruped
flank - the side between ribs and hipbone
animal leg - the leg of an animal
hind leg - the back limb of a quadruped
foreleg - the forelimb of a quadruped
posteriority - the quality of being toward the back or toward the rear end
Adj.1.quadruped - having four feet
biped, bipedal, two-footed - having two feet
Translations
رُباعي الأرْجُل
čtvernožec
firbenet dyr
négylábú
ferfætlingur
keturkojis
četrkājis
štvornožec
dört ayaklı

quadruped

[ˈkwɒdrʊped] Ncuadrúpedo m

quadruped

[ˈkwɒdrʊpɛd] nquadrupède m

quadruped

nVierfüß(l)er m
adjvierfüßig

quadruped

[ˈkwɒdrʊˌpɛd] nquadrupede m

quadruped

(ˈkwodruped) noun
a four-footed animal. An elephant is a quadruped.
References in classic literature ?
Well a man has hands with which to use weapons, but a helpless quadruped has not.
These are called "licks" or "salt licks," in the language of the country, from the circumstance that the quadruped is often obliged to lick the earth, in order to obtain the saline particles.
As for the white shark, the white gliding ghostliness of repose in that creature, when beheld in his ordinary moods, strangely tallies with the same quality in the Polar quadruped.
It was a magnificent sea-otter, an enhydrus, the only exclusively marine quadruped.
The grizzly bear is the only really formidable quadruped of our continent.
A distinguished exterior will, I am constrained to say, have its way even with a beast; and I am willing to allow much in the outward man of the restaurateur calculated to impress the imagination of the quadruped.
Well, that absurd quadruped went about all day as perky as a schoolgirl in a new frock; and when they took the wreath off she became quite sulky, and they had to put it on again before she would stand still to be milked.
It leaped under us as we rushed aloft like one quadruped.
And now I find you guilty of a most flagrant breach of courtesy in interrupting my learned discourse to call attention to a mere quadruped of the genus FELIS.
Meanwhile tiny Miss Noble carried on her arm a small basket, into which she diverted a bit of sugar, which she had first dropped in her saucer as if by mistake; looking round furtively afterwards, and reverting to her teacup with a small innocent noise as of a tiny timid quadruped.
Yes; the Saw-Horse is brave and fearless," answered Jack, forgetting his recent quarrel with the quadruped.
Nine-tenths of the land at Hardyman's farm was devoted, in one way or another, to the noble quadruped with the low forehead and the long nose.