brock·​et ˈbrä-kət How to pronounce brocket (audio)
: any of several small deer (genus Mazama) of Central and South America with unbranched antlers

Examples of brocket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The list of mammals that rubbed or licked the tree reads like a roll call of tropical biodiversity: ocelots, tayras, coatis, neotropical fruit bats, collared peccaries, northern tamanduas and brocket deer. Sean Mowbray, Discover Magazine, 3 May 2022

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Word History


brocket (two-year-old male red deer), from Middle English broket, from Anglo-French; akin to Old French broche tine of an antler, pointed tool — more at broach

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brocket was in 1837

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“Brocket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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