Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The springbok.
  • n. The pronghorn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The springbuck.
  • n. The pronghorn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The American antelope or pronghorn, Antilocapra americana.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fleet antelope-like ruminant of western North American plains with small branched horns

Etymologies

prong +‎ buck (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • When the climate changes, when it becomes warmer, for instance, northern creatures that once were at home in the lowlands draw off into the neighboring highlands, leaving their old haunts to newcomers from the south, while nevertheless the two faunas may be only a few miles apart; just as in Montana and Alberta moose and caribou in certain places were found side by side with the prongbuck.

    VIII. Primeval Man; and the Horse, the Lion, and the Elephant

  • The white feathers were raised and displayed so that the spot flashed like the “chrysanthemum” on a prongbuck whose curiosity has been aroused.

    IX. Down an Unknown River into the Equatorial Forest

  • There is no prongbuck, and many other creatures characteristic of the United States and British Columbia are not found in Upper and Lower Canada or in the maritime provinces.

    Pioneers in Canada

  • Virginian deer, [4] and of the prongbuck "antelope" [5] thronged the grassy flats, and elk browsed on the foliage of the thickets along the river banks.

    Pioneers in Canada

  • The white feathers were raised and displayed so that the spot flashed like the "chrysanthemum" on a prongbuck whose curiosity has been aroused.

    Through the Brazilian Wilderness

  • [Footnote 4: _Mazama americana_, similar to, but quite distinct from, the larger mule deer of British Columbia.] [Footnote 5: The prongbuck (_Antilocapra americana_) is not a true antelope, though in outward appearance it resembles a large gazelle.

    Pioneers in Canada

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