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QUADRUPED

 Dictionary entry overview: What does quadruped mean? 

QUADRUPED (noun)
  The noun QUADRUPED has 1 sense:

1. an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking

  Familiarity information: QUADRUPED used as a noun is very rare.


QUADRUPED (adjective)
  The adjective QUADRUPED has 1 sense:

1. having four feet

  Familiarity information: QUADRUPED used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUADRUPED (noun)


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Meaning:

An animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("quadruped" is a kind of...):

tetrapod (a vertebrate animal having four feet or legs or leglike appendages)

Meronyms (parts of "quadruped"):

foreleg (the front limb of a quadruped)

hind leg (the back limb of a quadruped)

animal leg (the leg of an animal)

flank (the side between ribs and hipbone)

haunch (the loin and leg of a quadruped)

croup; croupe; hindquarters; rump (the part of a quadruped that corresponds to the human buttocks)

loin; lumbus (either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds)

hindfoot (a rear foot of a quadruped)

forefoot (a front foot of a quadruped)

Domain member category:

posteriority (the quality of being toward the back or toward the rear end)


QUADRUPED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having four feet

Synonyms:

four-footed; quadruped; quadrupedal

Antonym:

biped (having two feet)


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