from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A South African antelope (Damaliscus lunatus) having curved ridged horns.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large African antelope (Alcelaphus tunata), similar to the hartebeest, but having its horns regularly curved.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large African antelope (Alcelaphus lunata), similar to the hartbeest, but having its horns regularly curved.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bastard hartbeest, Damalis or Alcelaphus lunatus, of South Africa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large South African antelope; considered the swiftest hoofed mammal
[386-2] The sassaby is a large African antelope, resembling the hartbeest, but having regularly curved horns.
I had just cooked my breakfast, and commenced to feed, when I heard my men exclaim, "Almagtig keek de ghroote clomp cameel;" and, raising my eyes from the sassaby [386-2] stew, I beheld a truly beautiful and very unusual scene.
On, swifter than a sassaby and surer-footed than a fox; now the worst of the road was passed, and a long, smooth slope, almost free from stones, led them to the grassy plain beneath.
There were all sorts of them, springbucks in myriads, blesbok and quagga and wildebeeste in thousands, sable antelope, sassaby and hartebeeste in herds, eland, giraffe and koodoo in troops; while the forests were full of elephant and the streams of sea-cow.
At length, pushing on ahead, we saw before us a small antelope called a sassaby.
"We have a grand supper to-night," said Alexander; "what shall I help you to -- harte-beest, sassaby, or rhinoceros?"
Swinton put aside the skin of the sassaby that he was cleaning, and walked with them to where the men were assembled, and was not a little surprised when he saw the skins and jaws of the lion and lioness.