Main Entry: bi·ped
Pronunciation: \ˈbī-ˌped\
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin biped-, bipes, from bi- + ped-, pes foot — more at foot
Date: 1646
: a two-footed animal

Bipedalism is a form of terrestrial locomotion where an organism moves by means of its two rear limbs, or legs. An animal or machine that usually moves in a bipedal manner is known as a biped (pronounced /ˈbaɪpɛd/), meaning "two feet" (from the Latin bi for "two" and ped for "foot"). Types of bipedal movement include walking, running, or hopping, on two appendages (typically legs).