Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A male roe deer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A male roe deer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small European and Asiatic deer (Capreolus capræa) having erect, cylindrical, branched antlers, forked at the summit. This, the smallest European deer, is very nimble and graceful. It always prefers a mountainous country, or high grounds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The male of the roe-deer; less properly, the roe-deer.

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

  • n. male roe deer

Etymologies

roe +‎ buck (“male deer”) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The male of the roe is called a roebuck; the female, a roe; and the young, a fawn; and these creatures do not live in herds like the other deer, but in families of from ten to twenty each.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • Thy roebuck and thy stagehand, they comfort mealie.

    23rd Psaltery

  • I don't always agree with him, but appreciate that he is not just another talking head of the left. anna roebuck

    John King to replace Lou Dobbs

  • Alabama parkway e @ roebuck plaza 9190 pkwy birmingham al university & 20th 801 20th st s birmingham al hwy 59 & cr 4 3800 gulf shore pkwy gulf shores al

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  • He slowly moved his toes in the sock and a verse occurred to him which compared the feet of Christ to a white roebuck in a thornbush.

    Autumn

  • Yet, as she spoke, she almost doubted her own eyes; so altered were the manner and attire of the handsome, stately, and almost splendidly dressed youth who, springing like a roebuck from a cliff of considerable height, lighted just in front of her.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Lake Champlain is 125 miles long.33 He was fascinated by its fine woods, beautiful islands, open meadows, and vast abundance of “game stags, fallow deer, fawns, roebuck, bears and other animals” that swam from the mainland to the islands.

    Champlain's Dream

  • But my dad was working two jobs when I was growing up; one for sears and roebuck and one for the U.S. Post Office.

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2008

  • Let the globe be covered with wholesome fruits; let the air on which we depend for life convey to us no diseases and premature death; let man require no other lodging than the deer or roebuck, in that case the Genghis Khans and Tamerlanes will have no other attendants than their own children, who will be very worthy persons, and assist them affectionately in their old age.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Eat away at that roebuck with the gilded horns and feet, and do not carp at your mother ..

    The Magic Skin

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