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quadruped

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noun quad·ru·ped \ˈkwä-drə-ˌped\

Simple Definition of quadruped

  • : an animal that has four feet

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of quadruped

  1. :  an animal having four feet

quadruped

adjective

quadrupedal

play \kwä-ˈdrü-pə-dəl, ˌkwä-drə-ˈpe-\ adjective

Examples of quadruped in a sentence

  1. Horses and cows are quadrupeds.



Origin and Etymology of quadruped

Latin quadruped-, quadrupes, from quadruped-, quadrupes, adjective, having four feet, from quadri- + ped-, pes foot — more at foot


First Known Use: 1646

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QUADRUPED Defined for Kids

quadruped

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noun quad·ru·ped \ˈkwä-drə-ˌped\

Definition of quadruped for Students

  1. :  an animal having four feet




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quadruped

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noun quad·ru·ped \ˈkwäd-rə-ˌped\

Medical Definition of quadruped

  1. :  an animal having four feet

quadrupedal

\kwä-ˈdrü-pəd-əl, ˌkwäd-rə-ˈped-\play play adjective



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