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Definition of "quadrupeds" []

  • An animal, esp a mammal, that has all four limbs specialized for walking (noun)
  • Having four feet (adjective)
  • Plural form of quadruped. (noun)

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Use "quadrupeds" in a sentence
  • "This love of the mother in quadrupeds to the offspring, whom she licks and cleans, is so allied to the pleasure of the taste or palate, that nature seems to have had"
  • "All the anthropoid apes dwell to some extent upon the ground, but these can neither be called quadrupeds nor bipeds, their usual mode of progression being an awkward compromise between the two."
  • "Near the eastern side we started up a fox in a hollow, the only kind of wild quadruped, if I except a skunk in a salt-marsh, that we saw in all our walk (unless painted and box tortoises may be called quadrupeds)."