Quadruped Quad"ru*ped, n. (Zo["o]l.) An animal having four feet, as most mammals and reptiles; -- often restricted to the mammals. [1913 Webster]

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  • Quadruped — Quad ru*ped, a. [L. quadrupes, pedis; quattuor four + pes, pedis, a foot: cf. F. quadrup[ e]de. See {Quadrate}, and {Foot}.] Having four feet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quadruped — quadruped, ausschließliche oder überwiegende Fortbewegungsweise auf vier Extremitäten bei Wirbeltieren (Amphibien, viele Reptilien, die meisten Säuger) …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • quadruped — (n.) 1610s (implied in quadrupedal), from Fr. quadrupède, from M.Fr., from L. quadrupes (gen. quadrupedis) four footed, a four footed animal, from quadri four (see QUADRI (Cf. quadri )) + pes foot (see FOOT (Cf. foot)). The adjective is attested… …   Etymology dictionary

  • quadruped — ► NOUN ▪ an animal which has four feet, especially a mammal. DERIVATIVES quadrupedal adjective. ORIGIN from Latin quadru four + pes foot …   English terms dictionary

  • quadruped — [kwä′dro͞o ped΄, kwä′drooped΄, kwä′drəped΄] n. [L quadrupes (gen. quadrupedis) < quadru (used for quadri ,QUADRI , esp. before p), four + pes,FOOT] an animal, esp. a mammal, with four feet adj. having four feet quadrupedal [kwä dro͞o′pə dəl;… …   English World dictionary

  • quadruped — noun Etymology: Latin quadruped , quadrupes, from quadruped , quadrupes, adjective, having four feet, from quadri + ped , pes foot more at foot Date: 1646 an animal having four feet • quadruped adjective • quadrupedal adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quadruped — UK [ˈkwɒdrʊped] / US [ˈkwɑdrəˌped] noun [countable] Word forms quadruped : singular quadruped plural quadrupeds biology an animal that walks on four legs …   English dictionary

  • Quadruped — Quadrupedalism (from Latin, meaning four legs ) is a form of land animal locomotion using four legs. The majority of walking animals are quadrupeds, including mammals such as cattle and cats, and reptiles, like lizards. Birds, humans, insects,… …   Wikipedia

  • quadruped — quadrupedal /kwo drooh pi dl, kwod roo ped l/, adj. quadrupedism, n. /kwod roo ped /, adj. 1. four footed. n. 2. an animal, esp. a mammal, having four feet. [1640 50; < L quadruped (s. of quadrupes), equiv. to quadru QUADRU + ped PED] * * * …   Universalium

  • quadruped — [[t]kwɒ̱drʊped[/t]] quadrupeds N COUNT A quadruped is any animal with four legs. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

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