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Webster 1913 Edition


Quadruped

Quad′ru-ped

,
Adj.
[L.
quadrupes
,
-pedis
;
quattuor
four +
pes
,
pedis
, a foot: cf. F.
quadrupède
. See
Quadrate
, and
Foot
.]
Having four feet.

Quad′ru-ped

,
Noun.
(Zool.)
An animal having four feet, as most mammals and reptiles; – often restricted to the mammals.

Webster 1828 Edition


Quadruped

QUAD'RUPED

,
Adj.
[L. quadrupes; quadra, quatuor, four, and pes, foot.] Having four legs and feet.

QUAD'RUPED

,
Noun.
An animal having four legs and feet, as a horse, an ox, a lion, &c.

Definition 2021


quadruped

quadruped

English

Noun

quadruped (plural quadrupeds)

  1. a four-footed or four-legged animal
  2. a mammal ambulating on all fours

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