springbok

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n springbok a South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the air
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Springbok (Zoöl) A South African gazelle (Gazella euchore) noted for its graceful form and swiftness, and for its peculiar habit of springing lightly and suddenly into the air. It has a white dorsal stripe, expanding into a broad patch of white on the rump and tail. Called also springer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n springbok A beautiful gazel, Gazella euchore, so called by the Dutch colonists of South Africa, where it abounds, from its agility in springing upward when alarmed or as it scours the plain in escaping from its pursuers. It is of lithe and graceful form and handsome coloration, in which a rich tawny brown is varied with pure-white and black. Also spring-boc, springbuck, sprink-buck, and springer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Springbok a beautiful South African antelope, larger than a roebuck
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. springbok,; springen, to spring, leap + bok, a he-goat, buck
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. springan; Ger. springen.

Usage

In literature:

When he sleeps, he hunts the past, as Collie hunts the springbok.
"A Simpleton" by Charles Reade
It is nearly thirty feet wide, but that is nothing to a springbok.
"Allan's Wife" by H. Rider Haggard
The chase led through a large herd of blue wildebeests, zebras, and springboks, which gazed at us in utter amazement.
"Forest and Frontiers" by Roualeyn Gordon-Cumming
Of the larger fauna I saw only the springbok.
"With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train" by Ernest N. Bennett
It may only be a herd of springbok!
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
It was in these circumstances that we set out shortly before midnight in the pitch darkness from Springbok Valley.
"The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919" by W.C.C. Weetman
A migration of the springbok antelope, a "trek-boken," had swept over the spot.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
Here he lies, and there's the springbok.
"Adventures in Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
A migration of the springbok antelope, a "trek-boken," had swept over the spot.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
I dare say if we'd had their training we might be able to bring down springboks as well as they can.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
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In news:

The All Blacks and the Springboks face off during the haka.
Springbok prop Tendai Mtawarira has 'minor medical procedure ' to correct irregular heartbeat.
The South African Rugby Union says Mtawarira, who left the Springboks ' tour to Europe after a recurrence of heart palpitations, underwent the "minor" procedure on Wednesday.
Lambie and Pietersen to bolster Springboks in Dublin .
Springbok prop Tendai Mtawarira has 'minor medical procedure' to correct irregular heartbeat.
Springbok prop Tendai Mtawarira has 'minor medical procedure' to correct irregular heartbeat .
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