EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUAD
Shut up, and hold your row, unless you want to be chucked out of the Quad.
I bolted lunch with Pellams at his house and came back to the Quad.
"The men are making a terrible riot in quad," he said, answering the other's remark.
A 2-em quad is two "ems" in width, and a 3-em quad three "ems" in width.
He lounged around the quad till the doors of the hall were opened.
Some of them were stationed at the gates of the Quad, but none of them, as far as he could see, was armed.
For a moment Allenby was silent as they went toward the gate of the Quad.
I think if he had told me to tackle a "Quad," again, I should have fainted.
I drew a prize in the shape of the common side of the first Boston quad.
He got put in quad, broke out, overpowered and nearly killed two guards.
1820 as a shortening of quadrangle (n.) in the building sense (in this case "quadrangle of a college," Oxford student slang); 1880 as short for quadrat (n.); 1896 as quadruplet (n.), originally "bicycle for four riders;" later "one of four young at a single birth" (1951, of armadillos); 1970 as quadraphonic (adj.). Related: Quads.