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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 ?
Recognizing little Ned Higgins among them, Hepzibah put her hand into her pocket, and presented the urchin, her earliest and staunchest customer, with silver enough to people the Domdaniel cavern of his interior with as various a procession of quadrupeds as passed into the ark.
Nevertheless, looking at the old warrior with affection -- for, slight as was the communication between us, my feeling towards him, like that of all bipeds and quadrupeds who knew him, might not improperly be termed so, -- I could discern the main points of his portrait.
There were great cages populous with fluttering and chattering foreign birds, and other great cages and greater wire pens, populous with quadrupeds, both native and foreign.
The time he had mentioned was more than out, and he lived in a little street near the Veterinary College at Camden Town, which was principally tenanted, as one of our clerks who lived in that direction informed me, by gentlemen students, who bought live donkeys, and made experiments on those quadrupeds in their private apartments.
They observed by my teeth, which they viewed with great exactness, that I was a carnivorous animal; yet most quadrupeds being an overmatch for me, and field mice, with some others, too nimble, they could not imagine how I should be able to support myself, unless I fed upon snails and other insects, which they offered, by many learned arguments, to evince that I could not possibly do.
This learned person was one of the people, or quadrupeds, called Centaurs.
It's so confusing to have some of them quadrupeds and others bipeds
The hunter of the grizzly bear, however, must be an experienced hand, and know where to aim at a vital part; for of all quadrupeds, he is the most difficult to be killed.
His native coolness, shrewdness, and deliberateness, his life-long submissiveness to the sentiment that words were acts and acts were steps in life, and that in this matter of taking steps curveting and prancing were exclusively reserved for quadrupeds and foreigners--all this admonished him that rightful wrath had no connection with being a fool and indulging in spectacular violence.
The cows jumped wildly over the five-barred barton-gate, maddened by the gad-fly; Dairyman Crick kept his shirt-sleeves permanently rolled up from Monday to Saturday; open windows had no effect in ventilation without open doors, and in the dairy-garden the blackbirds and thrushes crept about under the currant-bushes, rather in the manner of quadrupeds than of winged creatures.
So far were they that we could not distinguish what manner of beasts they might be, but as they came closer, I saw that they were enormous quadrupeds, eighty or a hundred feet long, with tiny heads perched at the top of very long necks.
They are enormous quadrupeds, eighty or a hundred feet long, with very small heads perched at the top of very long, slender necks.