Quadruped definition

kwŏdrə-pĕd
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A four-footed animal.
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A four-footed animal.
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An animal, esp. a mammal, with four feet.
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Having four feet.
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An animal having four feet, such as most reptiles and mammals.
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A mammal ambulating on all fours.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quadruped
Plural:
quadrupeds

Origin of quadruped

  • From French quadrupède, from Middle French, from Latin stem of quadrupes (“four-footed, a four-footed animal"), from quadri- (“four-") + stem of pes (“foot")

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