Definition of quadruped noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkwɒdruped//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwɑːdruped//
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any creature with four feet compare biped Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French quadrupède or Latin quadrupes, quadruped-, from quadru- ‘four’ + pes, ped- ‘foot’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quadruped