all fours

plural noun

Definition of all fours

1 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
  • After a few tense moments, she dropped to all fours
  • —Carl Hiassen
2 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

1678


ALL FOURS Defined for Kids

all fours

noun plural

Definition of all fours for Students

:all four legs of a four-legged animal or both legs and both arms of a person The baby is still crawling on all fours.

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