[fawr-fohld, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌfoʊld, ˈfoʊr-/
comprising four parts or members.
four times as great or as much.
in fourfold measure.
equal to or having four times as many or as much
composed of four parts
by or up to four times as many or as much
Old English feowerfeald; see four + -fold.
noun, Machinery. 1. a block having four pulleys or sheaves. Compare (def 11).
noun 1. a tackle that is composed of a rope passed through two fourfold blocks in such a way as to provide mechanical power in the ratio of 1 to 5 or 1 to 4, depending on whether hauling is done on the running or the standing block and without considering friction. Compare (def 2).
[fawr-foo t-id, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˈfʊt ɪd, ˈfoʊr-/ adjective 1. having four feet: He considers his dog to be his four-footed friend. adj. Old English feowerfote; see four + foot (n.).
- Four-footed butterfly
noun 1. . [bruhsh-foo t-id] /ˈbrʌʃˌfʊt ɪd/ noun 1. any of several butterflies of the family Nymphalidae, including the fritillaries, mourning cloaks, anglewings, and commas, characterized by reduced, nonfunctional forelegs.