cat·​a·​mount | \ ˈka-tə-ˌmau̇nt How to pronounce catamount (audio) \

Definition of catamount

: any of various wild cats: such as

Examples of catamount in a Sentence

found the footprints of a catamount on the mountain trail
Recent Examples on the Web Cougars, also called mountain lions, pumas and catamounts, were native to Wisconsin but were extirpated through unregulated hunting in the 1800s. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Feb. 2018 The Eastern cougar is also known as the ghost cat, catamount, puma, painter, panther, and mountain lion. Mari A. Schaefer,, 25 Jan. 2018 Each of the handful of catamounts analyzed in Wisconsin over the last decade has been male. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Nov. 2017 In January, the Missouri Department of Conservation confirmed the presence of a female catamount in Shannon County, in the south-central part of the state. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1 Nov. 2017 The Retrievers won the first 11 games in this America East series, but the Catamounts have claimed the past two meetings. Edward Lee,, 27 Apr. 2017 Western Carolina and Samford posted a 1-2 finish in the men's 100-meter dash as the teams remained separated by just a point, with the Catamounts on top. Samford Athletics,, 12 May 2017 UMBC 10, Vermont 7: Ryan Frawley scored four goals and Max Maxwell had three goals to help the host Retrievers (6-7, 4-2 America East) beat the Catamounts (5-8, 1-5)., 29 Apr. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of catamount

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catamount

short for cat-a-mountain

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“Catamount.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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