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dui·ker

 (dī′kər)
n.
Any of various small African antelopes of the genera Cephalophus, Philantomba, or Sylvicapra, having short, backward-pointing horns and inhabiting forests or thickets.

[Afrikaans, from Dutch duiken, to dive, from Middle Dutch dūken.]

duiker

(ˈdaɪˌkə) or

duyker

n, pl -kers or -ker
1. (Animals) Also called: duikerbok any small antelope of the genera Cephalophus and Sylvicapra, occurring throughout Africa south of the Sahara, having short straight backward-pointing horns, pointed hooves, and an arched back
2. (Animals) South African any of several cormorants, esp the long-tailed shag (Phalacrocorax africanus)
[C18: via Afrikaans from Dutch duiker diver, from duiken to dive; see duck2]

dui•ker

(ˈdaɪ kər)

n., pl. -kers, (esp. collectively) -ker.
any small African antelope of the genera Cephalophus and Sylvicapra, having short spikelike horns.
[1770–80; < Afrikaans, Dutch duiker diver]
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