Examples of quadruped in a Sentence
Horses and cows are quadrupeds.
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More majestically, the quadrupeds, inescapably connected to what sustains them, embodied their gratitude.
These quadrupeds are perfectly adapted to the remote Arctic wasteland, sporting a coat of thick fur that contains an insulating under layer to seal them away from harsh temperatures.
The agency is looking for a smarter quadruped, too.
Paleontologists also realized the animals were not dedicated quadrupeds.
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The quadrupeds include almost all the mammals. (Among the exceptions are whales, bats, and humans.) The Greek equivalent of this Latin word is tetrapod. However, the two are not identical, since the tetrapod classification includes bipeds such as birds, in which two of the limbs are no longer used for walking. Insects all have six legs, of course, and in the sea there are eight-legged octopods (including the octopus). But there are no animals of any kind with an odd number of legs.
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Definition of quadruped for English Language Learners
: an animal that has four feet
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