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spring·bok(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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springbok(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]
(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.
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|Noun||1.||springbok - 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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springbok[ˈsprɪŋbɒk] N (springbok, springboks (pl)) → gacela f (del sur de África)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Springbock m
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springbok[ˈsprɪŋˌbɒk] n (Zool) → antidorcade f
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