pronghorn

noun
prong·​horn | \ ˈprȯŋ-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce pronghorn (audio) , ˈpräŋ- \
plural pronghorn or pronghorns

Definition of pronghorn

: a swift horned ruminant mammal (Antilocapra americana) chiefly of grasslands and deserts of western North America that resembles an antelope

called also pronghorn antelope

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Examples of pronghorn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Between an abundance of whitetails and mule deer, elk in the rugged Black Hills, plenty of pronghorn and some bruiser bighorn sheep, South Dakota is far more than a pheasant hunter’s paradise. Chris Dorsey, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 The Sonoran pronghorn was first listed in 1967 under the Endangered Species Preservation Act, a precursor to the Endangered Species Act. Lindsey Botts, The Arizona Republic, 18 Oct. 2021 An investigation determined that the pronghorn was shot with a rifle during the opening weekend of Utah’s big game archery hunts Aug. 21. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Sep. 2021 Custer is truly a national-caliber state park, thanks to its high-winding scenic drives and a safari-like Wildlife Loop starring pronghorn, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, burros, the elusive mountain goat, and around 1,400 bison. Simon Peter Groebner, Star Tribune, 23 July 2021 Nonriders—or those who prefer less time in the saddle and more time at leisure—can book an Eco-Ranch or Glamping package and spend their time fly-fishing, hiking, watching for pronghorn and elk, or helping out with land restoration projects. Brigid Mander, WSJ, 18 June 2021 And in Wyoming, the Biden administration defended 440 oil and gas leases issued by the Trump administration on federal land that is also the critical habitat of the sage grouse, mule deer and pronghorn. New York Times, 1 June 2021 A few days later, the Biden administration defended 440 oil and gas leases issued by the Trump administration on federal land in Wyoming that is also the critical habitat of the sage grouse, mule deer and pronghorn. New York Times, 28 May 2021 Wyoming is a great state for pronghorn, and has a number of outfitters to choose from. Jordan Budd, Outdoor Life, 9 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of pronghorn

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Pronghorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pronghorn. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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pronghorn

noun
prong·​horn | \ ˈprȯŋ-ˌhȯrn How to pronounce pronghorn (audio) \

Kids Definition of pronghorn

: an animal that resembles an antelope and lives mostly in the grasslands and deserts of western North America

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