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quad bike

, quad
a vehicle like a motorcycle with four large wheels, designed for agricultural, sporting, and other off-road uses
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A series of four separately insulated conductors, generally twisted together in pairs.
A series-parallel combination of transistors; used to obtain increased reliability through double redundancy, because the failure of one transistor will not disable the entire circuit.
(graphic arts)
One of the small pieces of metal used in typesetting to space or to fill out a line of characters; used mostly to fill space when indenting the first line and to fill out the last line of type.
A unit of heat energy, equal to 1015British thermal units, or approximately 1.055 × 1018 joules.
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On drawings, abbr. for quadrangle.

quadrangle, quad

1. A rectangular courtyard or grassy area enclosed by buildings or a building. Most often used in connection with academic or civic building groupings.
2.Buildings forming a quadrangle.
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The rectangle or box glyph used in the APL language for various arcane purposes mostly related to I/O.
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Green Party deputy Giorgos Perdikis has been warning of the dangers of quad bikes since 2007, when they first became popular.
Since 2002, it has ranged around 5.0 to 5.2 quads with a low in 2006 of 4.4 quads mainly because of weather.
It primarily targets quad muscles, but also works the buttocks and hamstrings.
Bikesure operations manager Robert Balls said: 'Because they are not standard vehicles, quads are notoriously difficult to insure for road use.
The company, which is the UK's largest supplier of quad bikes, says professional training is essential before anyone attempts to ride these machines.
The junior 15 squad were racing in three quads. The first quad was entered in the J15 1st coxed quads, while the 2nd coxed quads saw two Yarm crews entered.
The single and triple quad segments of the LC/MS market illustrate the breadth of the MS market, and the range of opportunities it has generated.
Gas consumption in this market, which includes standalone boilers, industrial cogeneration and process heat, is expected to increase from 10.2 quads in 1996 to 13.3 quads in 2015.
Most quads have four or eight camera inputs and one main output for recording and monitoring multiple cameras on one VCR and monitor.
"I'm proud that all these quads can get out here and play," he told me after the game.
Nathan Chen of the United States is planning an audacious five quads in his free skate, and it could take at least three or four to have any shot at landing on the podium.

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