roebuck

noun

roe·​buck ˈrō-ˌbək How to pronounce roebuck (audio)
plural roebuck or roebucks
: roe deer
especially : the male roe deer

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Drawing your eye up and giving the room an illusion of height are Scottish roebuck antlers wreathed in oak leaves and acorns. Star Tribune, 7 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roebuck was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Roebuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roebuck. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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