Definition of Springbuck

1. Noun. A South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the air.

Exact synonyms: Antidorcas Euchore, Antidorcas Marsupialis, Springbok
Generic synonyms: Gazelle
Group relationships: Antidorcas, Genus Antidorcas



Medical Definition of Springbuck

1. A South African gazelle (Gazella euchore) noted for its graceful form and swiftness, and for its peculiar habit of springing lighty and suddenly into the air. It has a white dorsal stripe, expanding into a broad patch of white on the rump and tail. Synonym: springer. Alternative forms: springboc, and springbock. Origin: D. Springbok; springen to spring, leap + bok a he-goat, buck. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Springbuck

spring training
spring up
spring vetch
spring vetchling
spring water
springal
springald
springalds
springals
springboard
springboarded
springboarding
springboards
springbok
springboks
springbuck (current term)
springcreekite
springe
springed
springeing
springer
springer spaniel
springerle
springerles
springers
springes
springeth
springform
springforms
springhaas

Literary usage of Springbuck

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1. On the South African Frontier: The Adventures and Observations of an by William Harvey Brown (1899)
"... Mafeking—Drollery of the Bluejackets — Discomforts of Soldiering — Travelling by Ox Wagons—Hunting springbuck Antelope—The Country and its Farms—African ..."

2. On the South African Frontier: The Adventures and Observations of an by William Harvey Brown (1899)
"... Mafeking—Drollery of the Bluejackets — Discomforts of Soldiering — Travelling by Ox Wagons—Hunting springbuck Antelope—The Country and its Farms—African ..."

3. On the South African Frontier: The Adventures and Observations of an by William Harvey Brown (1899)
"... Mafeking—Drollery of the Bluejackets — Discomforts of Soldiering — Travelling by Ox Wagons—Hunting springbuck Antelope—The Country and its Farms—African ..."

4. Big Game Shooting by Horace Gordon Hutchinson (1905)
"THE springbuck springbuck are still, happily, in spite of much persecution, among the commonest antelopes in South ..."

5. Sketches in Natural History: History of the Mammalia by Charles Knight (1849)
"The springbuck is shot in great numbers by the Dutch boors. ... The general colour of the springbuck is light cinnamon-red, a band of deep reddish brown ..."

6. Records of Big Game: With Their Distribution, Characteristics, Dimensions by Rowland Ward (1899)
"Although nearly allied to the gazelles, both in bodily form, coloration, and the shape of the horns, the springbuck presents a peculiarity entitling it to ..."

7. A Subaltern's Letters to His Wife by Reginald Rankin (1901)
"So in the course of time the springbuck become accustomed to the presence ... British troops took and slew the springbuck, and Boers brought in claims for ..."

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