[fawr-leg-id, -legd, fohr-]
- having four legs.
- Nautical. (of a schooner) having four masts.
Origin of four-legged
First recorded in 1655–65
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Examples from the Web for four-legged
On one island off the coast of Japan, four-legged felines outnumber residents and are driving the tourist trade.Cats Rule on Japan’s Tashirojima Island
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Claire Stern reports on this season's hottest couture for four-legged friends.FIT Hosts BARK-à-Porter: Art Deco-Themed Pet Fashion Show
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Four-legged PTSD is manifested in behavior like nervous exhaustion, distress, confusion, or forgetting routine commands.My Dog Solha: From Afghanistan, With PTSD
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Many of those in China trying to protect their four-legged friends hope their battle has a wider impact.Poisoning of CEO in Cat Stew Stirs Outrage Among Rights Activists
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In many places, hiring a dog trainer has become a normal, good-citizen thing to do, the four-legged equivalent of taking CPR.Bring On the First Dog Controversies!
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That thing that draws a coach, a four-legged thing; you strike it with a whip.A Hungarian Nabob
A four-legged cyclone burst from the dark depths of the linen closet.Lady Luck
The firemen know how much of that is the doing of their four-legged comrades.Children of the Tenements
Jacob A. Riis
"Not unless it be a four-legged one from the dungeons beneath," replied Surrey.Windsor Castle
William Harrison Ainsworth
Only the four-legged animal has resources the biped does not possess.