Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A wild cat (Lynx rufus) of North America, having spotted reddish-brown fur, tufted ears, and a short tail.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A popular name for the bay lynx, Lynx rufus, and its various subspecies, all of which have short tails.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun small lynx (Lynx rufus) of North America.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a multi-purpose construction vehicle that is a akin to a smaller version of a front-end loader or a backhoe (backhoe loader), with a one-man caged control cabin
  • noun A North American wild cat, Lynx rufus, having tufted ears and a short tail

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

  • noun small lynx of North America

Etymologies

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

[bob(tail) + cat.]

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Genericization of the trademark Bobcat

Examples

  • Yes | No | Report from bennett2009 wrote 1 year 3 days ago the power of the bobcat is amazing it just took down a mule deer that was 3 or 4 times it's size and the mule deer didn't even have a fighting chance

    Bobcat Takes Down Mule Deer

  • Yes | No | Report from bennett2009 wrote 1 year 3 days ago the power of the bobcat is amazing it just took down a mule deer that was 3 or 4 times it's size and the mule deer didn't even have a fighting chance

    Bobcat Takes Down Mule Deer

  • As a scientific classification, a "bobcat" is a species of the "lynx" genus.

    Bobcat Takes Down Mule Deer

  • Obviously people can't tell a bobcat from a lynx because that's definitely a bobcat.

    Bobcat Takes Down Mule Deer

  • Obviously people can't tell a bobcat from a lynx because that's definitely a bobcat.

    Bobcat Takes Down Mule Deer

  • I peeked around the large white pine i was leaning against and a bobcat was about 7 feet away mid-step.

    Hello Kitty: Bobcat Takes Down Deer

  • I peeked around the large white pine i was leaning against and a bobcat was about 7 feet away mid-step.

    Hello Kitty: Bobcat Takes Down Deer

  • I peeked around the large white pine i was leaning against and a bobcat was about 7 feet away mid-step.

    Hello Kitty: Bobcat Takes Down Deer

  • I peeked around the large white pine i was leaning against and a bobcat was about 7 feet away mid-step.

    Hello Kitty: Bobcat Takes Down Deer

  • My friend Bernie says Dick and Rummy's big plan to take over the world by waging continuous war is kinda like baptizing a bobcat -- ain't gonna happen.

    Bobcats in Brave, New World

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