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springbok

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noun spring·bok \ˈspriŋ-ˌbäk\

Simple Definition of springbok

  • : a small, very fast deer that lives in Africa

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of springbok

plural

springbok

or

springboks

  1. :  a swift and graceful southern African gazelle (Antidorcas marsupialis) noted for its habit of springing lightly and suddenly into the air

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Origin and Etymology of springbok

Afrikaans, from spring to jump + bok male goat


First Known Use: 1775


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