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Related to catamount: puma


See cougar.

[Short for catamountain.]
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(ˈkætəˌmaʊnt) or


(Animals) any of various medium-sized felines, such as the puma or lynx
[C17: short for cat of the mountain]
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(ˈkæt əˌmaʊnt)

1. a wild cat, esp. the cougar or the lynx.
[1655–65; short for catamountain]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catamount - short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted earscatamount - short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
genus Lynx - lynxes
common lynx, Lynx lynx - of northern Eurasia
Canada lynx, Lynx canadensis - of northern North America
bay lynx, bobcat, Lynx rufus - small lynx of North America
Lynx pardina, spotted lynx - of southern Europe
caracal, desert lynx, Lynx caracal - of deserts of northern Africa and southern Asia
2.catamount - large American feline resembling a lioncatamount - large American feline resembling a lion
Felis, genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
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The flour pan in which their daily bread was mixed stood on the rude table side by side with the "prospecting pans," half full of gold washed up from their morning's work; the front windows of the newer tenements looked upon the one single thoroughfare, but the back door opened upon the uncleared wilderness, still haunted by the misshapen bulk of bear or the nightly gliding of catamount.
The weather was perfect, and the mountain air made the children as frisky as young lambs; while the elders went about smiling at one another, and saying, "Isn't it splendid?" Even Mac, the "slow coach," was seen to leap over a fence as if he really could not help it; and when Rose ran after him with his broad-brimmed hat, he made the spirited proposal to go into the woods and hunt for a catamount.
Had it been now a catamount, or even a full-size panther, I would have embellished a performance for you worth regarding.
He scrambled over rock and stone, through brush and brier, rolled down banks like a hedgehog, scrambled up others like a catamount. In every direction he heard some one or other of the gang hemming him in.
He said a horse that wasn't afraid of grizzlies fetched ten times as much as any other horse An' panthers!--all the old folks called 'em painters an' catamounts an' varmints.
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His obsession with finding a catamount is the seed out of which a companion novel could grow.
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