Definitions for: Quadruped


[n] an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking
[adj] having four feet



Webster (1913) Definition: Quad"ru*ped, a. [L. quadrupes, -pedis; quattuor four
+ pes, pedis, a foot: cf. F. quadrup[`e]de. See Quadrate,
and Foot.]
Having four feet.


Quad"ru*ped, n. (Zo["o]l.)
An animal having four feet, as most mammals and reptiles; --
often restricted to the mammals.

Synonyms: four-footed, quadrupedal

Antonyms: biped, bipedal, two-footed

See Also: animal leg, croup, croupe, flank, forefoot, foreleg, haunch, hind leg, hindfoot, hindquarters, loin, lumbus, rump, tetrapod


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