all fours

all fours

noun plural

Definition of ALL FOURS

a :  all four legs of a quadruped
b :  the two legs and two arms of a person when used to support the body <down on all fours>
singular in construction :  any of various card games in which points are scored for the high trump, low trump, jack of trumps, and game

First Known Use of ALL FOURS

15th century


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