blackbuck

noun
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

Examples of blackbuck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This includes wild horses, whitetail and axis deer, blackbuck antelope, African oryx, armadillo roadrunners, and more. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 24 Apr. 2021 Harry Fleming, the operations manager at a ranch north of San Antonio, had wild blackbuck, axis and whitetail deer coming right up to him for feed — extremely atypical behavior. Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2021 Leopards, bears, and blackbucks lurk in the dense thickets. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, 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, latimes.com, 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, 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, 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, 7 Apr. 2018 Salman Khan, one of India’s most popular actors, was found guilty of hunting two blackbucks in 1998. Vibhuti Agarwal, WSJ, 5 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'blackbuck.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of blackbuck

1834, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About blackbuck

Time Traveler for blackbuck

Time Traveler

The first known use of blackbuck was in 1834

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near blackbuck

black bryony

blackbuck

black buffalo

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for blackbuck

Cite this Entry

“Blackbuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blackbuck. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on blackbuck

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about blackbuck

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!