black·​buck | \ ˈblak-ˌbək How to pronounce blackbuck (audio) \

Definition of blackbuck

: an antelope (Antilope cervicapra) native to India and adjacent regions in which the male has spirally twisted horns and a chiefly dark brown coat and the female a chiefly yellowish-fawn coat

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Recent Examples on the Web Leopards, bears, and blackbucks lurk in the dense thickets. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Millions of indigenous people face eviction from their forest homes," 15 May 2019 Salman Khan, the brooding Bollywood megastar, was accused of killing two blackbucks in 1998 outside a Bishnoi village near the city of Jodhpur. Shashank Bengali,, "This nature-loving sect in India dragged one of the world's biggest movie stars to court — and won," 17 May 2018 One of the most popular actors of Indian cinema, Mr. Khan was found guilty of shooting two blackbucks while working on a film in Rajasthan in 1998. Vibhuti Agarwal, WSJ, "Bollywood Star Salman Khan Granted Bail in Poaching Case," 7 Apr. 2018 Prosecutors alleged the 52-year-old shot the two blackbucks while out driving with some of his co-stars. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Bollywood star Salman Khan granted bail after poaching conviction," 7 Apr. 2018 He was found guilty of killing two blackbucks, a type of antelope found in the country, while working on a film in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan in the 1998. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Bollywood star Salman Khan granted bail after poaching conviction," 7 Apr. 2018 Salman Khan, one of India’s most popular actors, was found guilty of hunting two blackbucks in 1998. Vibhuti Agarwal, WSJ, "Bollywood Star Salman Khan Sentenced to Five Years for Poaching," 5 Apr. 2018 The Bishnoi community, which protects the blackbuck deer, expressed disappointment at the acquittal of the four actors. NBC News, "Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years for poaching rare deer 20 years ago," 5 Apr. 2018 But the blackbuck poaching case — which trundled through India’s slow-moving legal system throughout Khan’s career highs and lows — continued to be a reminder of Khan’s past. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "Reformed Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years prison for poaching antelope," 5 Apr. 2018

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1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Blackbuck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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