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 (stēn′bŏk′, stān′-) also stein·bok (stīn′-)
A small antelope (Raphicerus campestris) of southern and eastern African grasslands, having a brownish coat, large ears, and short pointed horns in the male.

[Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch steenboc, ibex : steen, stone; see stāi- in Indo-European roots + boc, buck.]


n, pl -boks or -bok
(Animals) a small antelope, Raphicerus campestris, of central and southern Africa, having a reddish-brown coat and straight smooth horns. Also called: steinbok
[C18: from Afrikaans, from Dutch steen stone + bok buck1; Compare steinbock]


(ˈstinˌbɒk, ˈsteɪn-)

also steinbok

n., pl. -boks, (esp. collectively) -bok.
a small African antelope, Raphicerus campestris: only males have spikes.
[1765–75; < Afrikaans < Dutch steen stone + bok buck1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steenbok - small plains antelope of southeastern Africasteenbok - small plains antelope of southeastern Africa
antelope - graceful Old World ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward; includes gazelles; springboks; impalas; addax; gerenuks; blackbucks; dik-diks
genus Raphicerus, Raphicerus - African antelopes: steenboks
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Within Gosho Park are a number of game species such as giraffe; zebra; kudu; eland; waterbuck; wildebeest; bushbuck; duiker; klipspringer and steenbuck.
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had worried that the children, raised on a diet of wonderful wildlife television, would be bored by the game drives, (three hours of chugging around the bush in an adapted Land Cruiser with no guarantee of seeing anything in particulars) but they just can't get enough of it, thrilled by the flick of an impala tail in the dappled shade of a thorn tree, or a fleeting glimpse of a tiny steenbuck dashing away into the shadows.