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quad / kwäd/ • n. 1. inf. short for: ∎  a quadrangle. ∎ quadruplet (sense 1). ∎  a quadriceps. ∎  a quad bike. ∎  quadraphonic sound. ∎  a quadriplegic. 2. (in telephony) short for quadraplex. 3. a radio antenna in the form of a square or rectangle broken in the middle of one side. 4. a traditional roller skate. 5. Printing a small metal block in various sizes, lower than type height, used in letterpress printing for filling up short lines. • adj. inf. short for: ∎  quadruple. ∎  quadrophonic.

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quadbod, clod, cod, god, hod, mod, nod, od, odd, plod, pod, prod, quad, quod, rod, scrod, shod, sod, squad, tod, Todd, trod, wad •demigod • amphipod • unipod •tripod • isopod • myriapod • decapod •cephalopod • monopod • macropod •gastropod • arthropod • sauropod •ramrod • Nimrod • hotrod • pushrod •goldenrod • Novgorod • slipshod •roughshod • eisteddfod • tightwad

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quad abbrev. of QUADRANGLE (XIX), (typogr.) QUADRAT (XIX), QUADRUPLET (esp. pl. quads) (XIX).

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quad. Abbreviation of quadrangle, used in Oxford to describe a college court surrounded by buildings on all four sides and approached through a gateway (often set in a tower).

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quad See quadtree.

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