Origin of quadruped
Related formsquad·ru·pe·dal [kwo-droo-pi-dl, kwod-roo-ped-l] /kwɒˈdru pɪ dl, ˌkwɒd rʊˈpɛd l/, adjectivequad·ru·ped·ism, noun
Examples from the Web for quadruped
Buffon himself could not tell whether the animal was a quadruped, or of the order, serpens!The Prairie|J. Fenimore Cooper
The reference is to a quadruped who looks down to the earth; see note to 13.
She had latterly been thinking of Alvan's rejection of the part of centaur; and his phrase, the quadruped man, breathed meaning.The Tragic Comedians, Complete|George Meredith
It is a quadruped of the feline race; its total length is about nine feet, and its height about twenty-seven inches.Stronghand|Gustave Aimard
Like them, it had no tendency to revert to the quadruped habit.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris