Definition of Quadruped

1. Noun. An animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking.

Generic synonyms: Tetrapod
Terms within: Forefoot, Hindfoot, Loin, Lumbus, Croup, Croupe, Hindquarters, Rump, Haunch, Flank, Animal Leg, Hind Leg, Foreleg
Examples of category: Posteriority
Derivative terms: Quadrupedal



2. Adjective. Having four feet.
Exact synonyms: Four-footed, Quadrupedal
Antonyms: Biped, Bipedal

Definition of Quadruped

1. a. Having four feet.

2. n. An animal having four feet, as most mammals and reptiles; -- often restricted to the mammals.

Definition of Quadruped

1. Noun. a four-footed or four-legged animal ¹

2. Noun. a mammal ambulating on all fours ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quadruped

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Medical Definition of Quadruped

1. An animal having four feet, as most mammals and reptiles; often restricted to the mammals. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quadruped

quadroons
quadrophonic
quadropolar
quadropole
quadroxide
quadroxides
quadrumana
quadrumane
quadrumanes
quadrumanous
quadrumvir
quadrumvirate
quadrumvirates
quadrumvirs
quadrupartite
quadruped (current term)
quadrupedal
quadrupedalism
quadrupedally
quadrupeds
quadruphite
quadruple
quadruple-click
quadruple-clicked
quadruple-clicking
quadruple-clicks
quadruple amputation
quadruple bluff
quadruple double
quadruple rhythm

Literary usage of Quadruped

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1. Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic by William Hamilton (1860)
"The notion horse comprehends the notion quadruped; The notion quadruped ... Or as explicated: An animal is a substance; A quadruped is an animal; ..."

2. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1846)
"The guanaco is nearly the only warm-blooded quadruped, and it is found in quite inconsiderable numbers compared with the multitude of flies. ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"L. quali-s, of what sort. four-footed; quadruped-, stem of quadra- ... Here jf stands for guttural as in quack, ie to drink out.of a Quagga, a quadruped. ..."

4. The Poison Fountain by Zachariah Montgomery (1878)
""Pupil—Anything that has four legs. "E—This table has four legs, is it a quadruped ? "P—-Yes, ma'am." Another ran thus: "Examiner—What is a quadruped? ..."

5. The Poison Fountain: Or, Anti-parental Education. Essays and Discussions on by Zachariah Montgomery (1878)
"Ouo conversation ran thus: "Examiner—What is a quadruped? "Pupil—Anything that has four ... "E—This table has four legs, is it a quadruped ? "P—Yes, ma'am. ..."

6. An introduction to the osteology of the mammalia: Being the Substance of the by William Henry Flower (1876)
"... as in the ordinary position of quadruped Mammals The postaxial side is external. G the humerus in the same position as in E, but the fore-arm r. tated, ..."

7. The London Medical Gazette (1843)
"That form of the human female pelvis which I have called the quadruped form ; it is quite common in this country,and I think in Europe generally; ..."

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