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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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|Noun||1.||springbuck - 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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