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n. pl. quad·ri·gae (-gē)
A two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses abreast.
[Latin quadrīga, sing. of quadrīgae, team of four horses, contraction of quadriiugae, feminine pl. of quadriiugus, of a team of four : quadri-, quadri- + iugum, yoke; see jugum.]
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n, pl -gas or -gae (-dʒiː)
(Historical Terms) (in the classical world) a two-wheeled chariot drawn by four horses abreast
[C18: from Latin, from earlier quadrijugae a team of four, from quadri- + jugum yoke]
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quad•ri•ga(kwɒˈdri gə, -ˈdraɪ-)
n., pl. quad•ri•gae (kwɒˈdri gaɪ, -ˈdraɪ dʒi)
a chariot drawn by four horses harnessed abreast.
[1720–30; < Latin quadrīga, earlier quadrīgae, contraction of quadrijugae a team of four]
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