AskDefine | Define springbok

Dictionary Definition

springbok n : a South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the air [syn: springbuck, Antidorcas marsupialis, Antidorcas euchore]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Afrikaans springbok, from Dutch springen, to spring + bok, goat, antelope

Pronunciation

  • italbrac UK: /ˈsprɪŋbɒk/, /"sprINbQk/
  • italbrac US: , /ˈsprɪŋbɑk/, /"sprINbAk/

Noun

  1. A small antelope native to southern Africa.

Derived terms

Translations

antelope

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

springbok

Extensive Definition

Springbok can have the following meanings:
springbok in German: Springbock
springbok in French: Springbok
springbok in Dutch: Springbok

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Cape elk, Virginia deer, antelope, buck, camel, camelopard, caribou, deer, deerlet, doe, dromedary, eland, elk, fallow deer, fawn, gazelle, giraffe, gnu, hart, hartebeest, hind, kaama, moose, mule deer, musk deer, okapi, red deer, reindeer, roe, roe deer, roebuck, stag, wildebeest
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