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 (sprĭng′bŏk′) also spring·buck (-bŭk′)
n. pl. springbok or spring·boks also springbuck or spring·bucks
A small brown and white gazellelike antelope (Antidorcas marsupialis) of southern Africa, noted for its habit of repeatedly leaping high into the air when startled.

[Afrikaans : spring, to leap up (from Middle Dutch springhen) + bok, male deer (from Middle Dutch boc).]
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(ˈsprɪŋˌbʌk) or less commonly


n, pl -bok, -boks, -buck or -bucks
(Animals) an antelope, Antidorcas marsupialis, of semidesert regions of southern Africa, which moves in leaps exposing a patch of white erectile hairs on the rump that are usually covered by a fold of skin
[C18: from Afrikaans, from Dutch springen to spring + bok goat, buck1]


(ˈsprɪŋˌbʌk; -ˌbɒk)
(Team Sports, other than specified) a person who has represented South Africa at rugby union
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n., pl. -boks, (esp. collectively) -bok.
a gazelle, Antidorcas marsupialis, of S Africa, that leaps up high when alarmed.
[1765–75; < Afrikaans. See spring, buck1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.springbok - a South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the airspringbok - a South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the air
gazelle - small swift graceful antelope of Africa and Asia having lustrous eyes
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[ˈsprɪŋbɒk] N (springbok, springboks (pl)) → gacela f (del sur de África)
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nSpringbock m
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[ˈsprɪŋˌbɒk] n (Zool) → antidorcade f
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"Well," I said, "it is fresh Springbok spoor; what of it?"
SAN FRANCISCO: 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC entered into a definitive agreement to sell the equity interests of the 121 megawatt-dc Springbok 3 Solar Farm in Kern County, California to Capital Dynamics.
26 September 2018 - US-based solar power developer 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the equity interests of the 121mw-dc Springbok 3 Solar Farm in Kern County, California to US-based private asset management firm Capital Dynamics, the company said.
Target: Equity interests of the 121mw-dc Springbok 3 Solar Farm in Kern County, California
The Springbok team for the second Test in Bloemfontein will be named tomorrow.
"The Springbok team is our flagship brand, and the on-field performances have a direct impact on the business of SA Rugby," chief executive Jurie Roux told the organisation's official website.
Johannesburg, South Africa, July 28, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The Bonus Bomb is exploding at South Africa's Springbok Casino (http://www.SpringbokCasino.co.za).
Coetzee succeeds Heyneke Meyer and must find a way to replace the experience and nous of the now-retired three former Springbok captains Victor Matfield, Jean de Villiers and Fourie du Preez.
WIMBLEDON has been granted permission by the GBGB to extend the deadline for William Hill Springbok qualification from noon on Wednesday next week until the same time on Friday, February 19, writes Phil Donaldson.
8minutenergy Renewables, LLC has formally signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to develop the 191 megawatt-dc (150 MW-ac) Springbok 2 Solar Farm, located 70 miles north of Los Angeles in Kern County, California.
The build-up to the World Cup by the South African team has been nothing short of dramatic, mired in political U-turns, allegations of racial bias, the rearing of affirmative action bordering on race quotas and a controversial redesign of the revered green and gold jersey, with the iconic Springbok emblem confined to the sleeves instead of taking its place of pride next to the post-apartheid flag of the Rainbow Nation.