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 (prông′hôrn′, prŏng′-)
n. pl. pronghorn or prong·horns
A ruminant mammal (Antilocapra americana) of western North American plains that resembles an antelope, has forked horns that are shed and regrown annually, and is noted for its speed. Also called pronghorn antelope.


(Animals) a ruminant mammal, Antilocapra americana, inhabiting rocky deserts of North America and having small branched horns: family Antilocapridae. Also called: American antelope


(ˈprɔŋˌhɔrn, ˈprɒŋ-)

n., pl. -horns, (esp. collectively) -horn.
a fleet, antelopelike ruminant, Antilocapra americana, of the plains of W North America. Also called prong′horn an′telope.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pronghorn - fleet antelope-like ruminant of western North American plains with small branched hornspronghorn - fleet antelope-like ruminant of western North American plains with small branched horns
ruminant - any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
Antilocapra, genus Antilocapra - type and sole genus of the Antilocapridae comprising one species
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In the spirit of shared conservation stewardship on public land, the Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office recently collaborated with the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Friends of a Legacy to modify a stretch of fence east of Cody for the benefit of migrating pronghorn.
ABSTRACT--We characterized the seasonal composition and quality of migrant and non-migrant Pronghorn (Antilocapra Americana) diets in Yellowstone National Park during 2006-2007.
THE PRONGHORN BUCK STOOD BROADSIDE, ready to bolt, while I gasped for breath and tried to hold my sight pin steady.
Amanda and I were only able to schedule three full days of hunting--not the biggest window to successfully sneak up on a pronghorn with a bow.
I HEARD THEM BEFORE I saw them, thundering hooves kicking up shards of grass as a herd of 32 pronghorn antelope ran across a sweeping meadow in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
International Resource News-November 22, 2016--WBI Energy Midstream signs purchase and sale agreement to sell 50 percent non-operating ownership interest in Pronghorn natural gas processing plant
McGregor's pronghorn shrunk from the base about 3/4 inch in one year after he boiled them to prepare his trophy for his collection.
Sonoran pronghorn exist exclusively in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona and northern Mexico and are federally listed under the Endangered Species Act (USFWS 1998) and as "most endangered" under CITES Appendix 1 (Hoffmann et al.
I became very good at it when guiding pronghorn hunters in the 1980's, before civilian laser rangefinders appeared, and could usually guess the range to a buck within 25 yards out to 400.
These horizontal Wattenberg wells will be located in the same area that the three Pronghorn wells are located, where the company holds a 25% working interest.
Nearly 40 pronghorn antelope were captured and relocated from the Umatilla Chemical Depot to Malheur County on Wednesday, marking the end of an era for pronghorn at the depot.
The majority of literature concerning pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) vital rates focuses on neonatal survival (Canon, 1993; Avsharian and Byers, 2001; Gregg et al.