Definitions

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

  • n. Any of several African antelopes of the genus Kobus, having curved ridged horns and frequenting swamps, rivers, and other bodies of water.

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  • n. A species of antelope endemic to Africa, Kobus ellipsiprymnus.

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

  • n. any of several large African antelopes of the genus Kobus having curved ridged horns and frequenting e.g. swamps and rivers

Etymologies

Translation of Afrikaans waterbok.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
The antelope lives near water and takes to water to escape predators. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There are two kinds of waterbuck that the East African hunter will find in the course of his travels, the common waterbuck which we saw in such numbers on the Tana River, and the Defassa, or "sing-sing" waterbuck, which is found in the higher altitudes up toward the Mau escarpment and

    In Africa Hunting Adventures in the Big Game Country

  • In one part will be found the large cob, almost the size of a waterbuck, which is called Mrs. Gray's cob, in honor of the wife of one of the former keepers in the London zoo; in another part is the species known as Vaughan's cob, and in still other parts are the dusky cob, the puku cob, the lechwi cob, the black lechwi, the Uganda cob and Buffon's cob.

    In Africa Hunting Adventures in the Big Game Country

  • Other mammals found here include elephants, lions, forest buffaloes, warthogs, and a variety of antelopes such as waterbuck, reedbuck, common duiker, and even the swamp-dwelling sitatunga, the most aquatic of the antelopes.

    Ecoregions of Congo, Democratic Republic of (WWF)

  • The word "waterbuck" was omitted because he assumed that everybody at home would know that a "sing-sing" was a species of waterbuck, wherein he was mistaken, for comparatively few people in America know what a sing-sing is, or, for that matter, what a topi is, or what a Uganda cob is.

    In Africa Hunting Adventures in the Big Game Country

  • Get your cute fix on with these amazing photos of an adorable baby gorilla, endearing tiger cubs and lovable waterbuck calf.

    PHOTOS: This Week's Best In Animals -- Baby Gorilla, Tiger Cubs, Painting Sea Lion & More

  • While trying to get close to a heard of waterbuck; I belly crawled right into a black mamba who looked me in the face and after an eternity took off in the other direction.

    whats the closest call you have ever had hunting like a bear charging,

  • Problems have always included uncontrolled burning, grazing and overgrazing of cattle and poaching, particularly of elephant, roan antelope and waterbuck, despite vigorous anti-poaching campaigns; between 1992 and 1995, a guard and two poachers died during anti-poaching confrontations.

    Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

  • During our half week in the area, our list grew by the day: kudu, hyena, waterbuck, wildebeest, warthog ....

    Valerie Tarico: Too Much of a Good Thing, Elephants and Us

  • Trophies from those trips—a waterbuck, a greater kudu, and a nyala—hang on the walls of the same room that contains the bulk of my magic books.

    The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

  • Also shot about five animals in South Africa four years ago, the largest two being a blue wildebeast and a waterbuck.

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