quads

[kwodz]
plural noun Informal.
quadriceps muscles.

Origin:
by shortening

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quad

1 [kwod]
noun Informal.
a quadrangle, as on a college campus.

Origin:
1810–20; shortened form

quad

2 [kwod] Printing.
noun
1.
Also called quadrat. a piece of type metal of less height than the lettered types, serving to cause a blank in printed matter, used for spacing.
verb (used with object), quadded, quadding.
2.
to space out (matter) by means of quads.

Origin:
1875–80; short for quadrat

unquadded, adjective

quad

3 [kwod]
noun Informal.
a quadruplet.

Origin:
1895–1900; shortened form

quad

4 [kwod] Informal.
adjective
noun
2.
quadraphonic sound, or an electronic system for reproducing it: The recording sounded best in quad.

Origin:
by shortening

quad

5 [kwod]
adjective
1.
designating or comprising four persons or things: rates for quad occupancy; a quad-level house.
noun
2.
Informal. quadruple occupancy: Rates are based on quad.

Origin:
shortening of quadruple or words formed with quadri-

quad

6 [kwod]
noun Informal.
quadriplegic: a special ward for quads.

Origin:
by shortening

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World English Dictionary
quad1 (kwɒd)
 
n
short for quadrangle

quad2 (kwɒd)
 
n
printing a block of type metal used for spacing

quad3 (kwɒd)
 
n
a variant spelling of quod

quad4 (kwɒd)
 
n
short for quadruplet

quad5 (kwɒd)
 
adj, —n
1.  See quadraphonics short for quadraphonic or quadraphonics
 
n
2.  anatomy short for quadriceps

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
quad
  1. quadraphonic

  2. quadriceps (thigh muscle)

  3. quadruplet

Quad
quadrangle
quads
quadriceps (thigh muscles)
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Another kind of adventure tour features quads, or all-terrain vehicles.
The blood-creeping sensation moved to my quads, and they locked off.
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