Definition of "quadruped" []

  • A four-footed animal. (noun)
  • Four-footed: a quadruped mammal. (adjective)
  • An animal, esp a mammal, that has all four limbs specialized for walking (noun)

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  • Having four feet (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "quadruped" in a sentence
  • "A horse is a quadruped, and quadruped is Latin for beast, as everybody that's gone through the grammar knows, or else where's the use of havin 'grammars at all?"
  • "An odd hairy quadruped is upsetting residents of Scott Town, Jamaica, again."
  • "The male monkey makes insulting faces at me, and the quadruped is something of a bully."