noun spring·bok \ˈspriŋ-ˌbäk\

: a small, very fast deer that lives in Africa

plural springbok or springboks

Full Definition of SPRINGBOK

:  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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Afrikaans, from spring to jump + bok male goat
First Known Use: 1775


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