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plural nounInformal.
  1. quadriceps muscles.

Origin of quads

First recorded in 1955–60; by shortening

Words Nearby quads

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How to use quads in a sentence

  • Here are the same courts, or closes, called courts at Cambridge, and quads at Oxford.

  • A good plan is to put a slip of paper at one end of the line of quads or letters (See A, Fig. 5), and to push up the knee firmly.

    Typesetting | A. A. Stewart
  • High Spaces and quads—Used in type composition when the page is to be molded for electrotyping.

    Type | A. A. Stewart
  • Hollow quads—Large blanks are sometimes cast with hollow parts to make them lighter and to economize metal.

    Type | A. A. Stewart