quad

2
[ kwod ]
/ kwɒd /
Printing.

noun

Also called quadrat. a piece of type metal of less height than the lettered types, serving to cause a blank in printed matter, used for spacing.

verb (used with object), quad·ded, quad·ding.

to space out (matter) by means of quads.

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Origin of quad

2
First recorded in 1875–80; short for quadrat

OTHER WORDS FROM quad

un·quad·ded, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quadding (1 of 5)

quad1
/ (kwɒd) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for quadding (2 of 5)

quad2
/ (kwɒd) /

noun

printing a block of type metal used for spacing

British Dictionary definitions for quadding (3 of 5)

quad3
/ (kwɒd) /

noun

a variant spelling of quod

British Dictionary definitions for quadding (4 of 5)

quad4
/ (kwɒd) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for quadding (5 of 5)

quad5
/ (kwɒd) /

adjective, noun

short for quadraphonic or quadraphonicsSee quadraphonic

noun

anatomy short for quadriceps
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