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quad·ru·ped

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

(kwŏd′rə-pĕd′)
An animal having four feet, such as most reptiles and mammals.
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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
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Translations
رُباعي الأرْجُل
čtvernožec
firbenet dyr
négylábú
ferfætlingur
keturkojis
četrkājis
štvornožec
dört ayaklı

quadruped

[ˈkwɒdrʊped] Ncuadrúpedo m
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quadruped

[ˈkwɒdrʊpɛd] nquadrupède m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

quadruped

nVierfüß(l)er m
adjvierfüßig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

quadruped

[ˈkwɒdrʊˌpɛd] nquadrupede m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

quadruped

(ˈkwodruped) noun
a four-footed animal. An elephant is a quadruped.
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References in classic literature ?
Bahia Blanca -- Geology -- Numerous gigantic Quadrupeds -- Recent Extinction -- Longevity of species -- Large Animals do not require a luxuriant vegetation -- Southern Africa -- Siberian Fossils -- Two Species of Ostrich -- Habits of Oven-bird -- Armadilloes -- Venomous Snake, Toad, Lizard -- Hybernation of Animal -- Habits of Sea-Pen -- Indian Wars and Massacres -- Arrow-head, antiquarian Relic.
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.
"By an unjust discrimination against quadrupeds I am made ineligible to a seat in your convention; so I am compelled to seek representation through you."
You never meet with quadrupeds going up and down walls; you must not have quadrupeds represented upon walls.
Then I caught a distant view of a herd of quadrupeds, rushing up and down the swells --animals, which would have still remained unknown and undescribed, had it not been for a most felicitous accident!
But I must freely confess, that the many virtues of those excellent quadrupeds, placed in opposite view to human corruptions, had so far opened my eyes and enlarged my understanding, that I began to view the actions and passions of man in a very different light, and to think the honour of my own kind not worth managing; which, besides, it was impossible for me to do, before a person of so acute a judgment as my master, who daily convinced me of a thousand faults in myself, whereof I had not the least perception before, and which, with us, would never be numbered even among human infirmities.
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.
If turf which has long been mown, and the case would be the same with turf closely browsed by quadrupeds, be let to grow, the more vigorous plants gradually kill the less vigorous, though fully grown, plants: thus out of twenty species growing on a little plot of turf (three feet by four) nine species perished from the other species being allowed to grow up freely.
Happy Ned proposed to return to this enchanting island the next day, for he wished to depopulate it of all the eatable quadrupeds. But he had reckoned without his host.
It's so confusing to have some of them quadrupeds and others bipeds!"
It has also been asserted that these natives had tails, like mere quadrupeds; but it was soon discovered that these appendages belonged to the skins of animals that they wore for clothing."
If you attentively regard almost any quadruped's spine, you will be struck with the resemblance of its vertebrae to a strung necklace of dwarfed skulls, all bearing rudimental resemblance to the skull proper.