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A small agile African antelope (Oreotragus oreotragus) having a speckled coat and rounded ears with black markings.

[Afrikaans : klip, cliff (from Middle Dutch klippe) + springer, jumper (from springen, to leap, from Middle Dutch).]
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(Animals) a small agile antelope, Oreotragus oreotragus, inhabiting rocky regions of Africa south of the Sahara
[C18: from Afrikaans, from Dutch klip rock (see cliff) + springer, from springen to spring]
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(ˈklɪpˌsprɪŋ ər)

a small African antelope, Oreotragus oreotragus, of mountainous regions.
[1775–85; < Afrikaans]
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