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chee·tah

 (chē′tə)
n.
A long-legged, swift-running wild cat (Acinonyx jubatus) of Africa and southwest Asia, having tawny, black-spotted fur and nonretractile claws. The cheetah, the fastest animal on land, can run for short distances at about 96 kilometers (60 miles) per hour.

[Hindi cītā, from Sanskrit citrakāyaḥ, tiger, leopard : citra-, variegated + kāyaḥ, body; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]
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cheetah

(ˈtʃiːtə) or

chetah

n
(Animals) a large feline mammal, Acinonyx jubatus, of Africa and SW Asia: the swiftest mammal, having very long legs, nonretractile claws, and a black-spotted light-brown coat
[C18: from Hindi cītā, from Sanskrit citrakāya tiger, from citra bright, speckled + kāya body]
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chee•tah

(ˈtʃi tə)

n.
a swift, long-legged, black-spotted cat, Acinonyx jubatus, of SW Asia and Africa.
[1695–1705; < Hindi cītā < Skt citraka leopard; compare Pali cittaka, Prakrit cittaya]
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chee·tah

(chē′tə)
A long-legged, swift-running wild cat of Africa and southwest Asia, having spotted, light-brown fur and claws that do not fully retract. Cheetahs are the fastest land animals, able to sprint at up to 70 miles (113 kilometers) per hour.
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cheetah

- Taken from Sanskrit citraka, "leopard," related to citra, "spotted, speckled, variegated."
See also related terms for spotted.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheetah - long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile clawscheetah - long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
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Translations
فَهْدٌ هِنْدي
gepard
gepard
gepardi
gepard
gepárd
blettatígur
Acinonyx
gepardas
gepards
gepard
gepard
duma

cheetah

[ˈtʃiːtə] Nguepardo m
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cheetah

[ˈtʃiːtə] nguépard m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cheetah

nGepard m
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cheetah

[ˈtʃiːtə] nghepardo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cheetah

(ˈtʃiːtə) noun
a very swift-running animal of the cat family.
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Under the agreement, the Sri Lankan government planned to purchase a diverse menu of defence-related equipment, including a Geopard 5.1 Offshore Patrol vessel.