four-foot·​ed ˈfȯr-ˈfu̇-təd How to pronounce four-footed (audio)
: having four feet : quadruped

Examples of four-footed in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of four-footed was in the 14th century

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“Four-footed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: having four feet : quadruped
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