big cat


: a large wild animal of the cat family
lions, tigers, leopards, and other big cats

Examples of big cat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sighting was reported around 3:05 a.m. and no additional big cat sightings have been reported to police since, Lt. Jonathan Cunningham said. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 6 June 2024 One big cat advocate suggests a more pragmatic approach is needed until the numbers increase. Shaun McKinnon, The Arizona Republic, 4 Mar. 2024 The big cat perches there for a moment, appearing to take in the neighborhood, before gracefully walking along the wall. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2024 To Peters, there’s no question all of the Santa Ritas are important to the nation’s rarest big cat. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 20 May 2024 Keepers squats to scratch the big cat, and speaks sweetly to her through the grate. Rene Ebersole, Rolling Stone, 21 Apr. 2024 Wyatt — with severe lacerations to his face — beat on and grabbed the big cat. Ishani Desai, Sacramento Bee, 25 Mar. 2024 This time, he’s decided to make the big cat a permanent fixture by incorporating a silver sculpture on the underside of the bowsprit. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 5 Apr. 2024 While the brand’s collection of jewels feature actual sculptures of panthers, this watch takes a much more subtle approach with a clever chain design that’s reminiscent of the big cat’s movement. Alexis Bennett Parker, Vogue, 13 Mar. 2024

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“Big cat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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big cat

: a large wild cat (as a leopard or tiger)
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