big horn

bighorn

[big-hawrn]
noun, plural bighorns (especially collectively) bighorn.
a wild sheep, Ovis canadensis, of the Rocky Mountains, with large, curving horns.


Origin:
1775–85, Americanism; big1 + horn

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Bighorn

[big-hawrn]
noun
a river flowing from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in S Montana. 336 miles (540 km) long.

Bighorn Mountains

plural noun
a mountain range in N Wyoming, part of the Rocky Mountains. Highest peak, Cloud Peak, 13,165 feet (4013 meters).
Also called Bighorns.
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bighorn (ˈbɪɡˌhɔːn)
 
n , pl -horns, -horn
a large wild sheep, Ovis canadensis, inhabiting mountainous regions in North America and NE Asia: family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla. The male has massive curved horns, and the species is well adapted for climbing and leaping

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