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quadruped

1. an animal, esp a mammal, that has all four limbs specialized for walking
2. having four feet

quadruped

[′kwä·drə‚ped]
(vertebrate zoology)
An animal that has four legs.
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The hairy quadruped furnished with a tail and pointed ears, probably arboreal in his habits," and this good fellow carried hidden in his nature, apparently, something destined to develop into a necessity for humane letters.
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4 million year-old skeleton of the quadruped hominid Ardipithecus ramidus, a species with hand dexterity that preceded the human-monkey lineage split.
Am now thinking: "An inclination of the cranium is akin to an inflection of the optical lens to an equine quadruped devoid of the visionary sense.
Developed by EPFL's Biorobotics Laboratory (Biorob), the "cheetah-cub robot," a small-size quadruped prototype robot, is described in an article appearing today in the International Journal of Robotics Research.
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There was a moment when I wondered if the blob was a quadruped because he crawled for ages as his body was too fat to be held up by two legs.