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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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Noun1.springbuck - a South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the airspringbuck - 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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References in classic literature ?
"I see," said Jimmy, capering like a springbuck. "Upward and onward, eh?
"Springbucks do not go far from water," he answered in Dutch.
Over the next week I shot old, heavy-bodied blesbuck, eland, impala, springbuck, Waterhuck, and two jackals between 92 yards and 295 yards, intentionally choosing quartering or straight-on shot presentations and recovering several more bullets.
The five day/six nights deal, which starts at PS1,700, earmarks five animals: "1 x kudu or waterbuck or wildebeest or hartebeest, 4 x impala or springbuck or
At the Erindi auction, there were many animals offered which can only be described as types or mutants for instance white springbuck, black springbuck, golden gemsbuck, and white blesbuck.
The sequence was initiated by Uys Krige (in the SABC's journal Radio Week, on 23 January 1948), in a version he admitted had run away with him, with some flora and fauna added (buffalo, springbuck and so on).
With rifle in hand, Khan is seen posing with hunted trophies of Blue and Black Wildebeest, Kudu, Impala, Springbuck and Zebra, with some of the dead animals in a bloodied state.