Obsolete. 1. On an MIT space-cadet keyboard, use of all four of the shifting keys (control, meta, hyper, and super) while typing a character key.
2. On a Stanford or MIT keyboard in raw mode, use of four shift keys while typing a fifth character, where the four shift keys are the control and meta keys on *both* sides of the keyboard. This was very difficult to do! One accepted technique was to press the left-control and left-meta keys with your left hand, the right-control and right-meta keys with your right hand, and the fifth key with your nose.
Quadruple-bucky combinations were very seldom used in practice, because when one invented a new command one usually assigned it to some character that was easier to type. If you want to imply that a program has ridiculously many commands or features, you can say something like: “Oh, the command that makes it spin the tapes while whistling Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is quadruple-bucky-cokebottle.” See double bucky, bucky bits, cokebottle.
[kwo-droo-puh l, -druhp-uh l, kwod-roo-puh l] /kwɒˈdru pəl, -ˈdrʌp əl, ˈkwɒd rʊ pəl/ adjective 1. fourfold; consisting of four parts: a quadruple alliance. 2. four times as great. 3. Music. having four beats to a measure. noun 4. a number, amount, etc., four times as great as another. 5. something, as a series of acrobatic […]
verb See quadruple double
noun, Cribbage. 1. a set of five cards consisting of a three-card run plus two other cards that duplicate different denominations in the run, as 5,5,6,6,7, worth 16 points.
[kwo-druhp-lit, -droo-plit, kwod-roo-plit] /kwɒˈdrʌp lɪt, -ˈdru plɪt, ˈkwɒd rʊ plɪt/ noun 1. any group or combination of four. 2. quadruplets, four children or offspring born of one pregnancy. 3. one of four such children or offspring. 4. Music. a group of four notes of equal value performed in the time normally taken for three. /ˈkwɒdrʊplɪt; […]