Definition of bobcat
: a common North American lynx (Lynx rufus) reddish in base color with dark markings
Recent Examples of bobcat from the Web
Wild Florida features lemurs, zebras, watusi, bobcats, sloths, and other exotic animals.
A bobcat sighting One night in mid-May, Sara Fisher was walking her dog off Eastfield Road near the Shops of Eastfield Village in the University area when something caught her eye.
There's a bobcat for $500, several magpie skulls for $10 each and small bags of assorted animal bones for $5.
The Bobcats won by scores of 25-18, 25-13, 16-25, 24-26, 15-12.
Rancher Sam also routinely calls out gun-toting federales to hunt down coyotes and bobcats that have wandered onto his property.
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Origin and Etymology of bobcat
4bob; from the stubby tail
First Known Use: 1859
BOBCAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bobcat for English Language Learners
: a kind of large wild cat that has a short tail and that lives in North America
BOBCAT Defined for Kids
Definition of bobcat for Students
: a North American wildcat that is a small rusty brown type of lynx
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