springbok

[spring-bok]
noun, plural springboks (especially collectively) springbok.
a gazelle, Antidorcas marsupialis, of southern Africa, noted for its habit of springing into the air when alarmed.

Origin:
1765–75; < Afrikaans. See spring, buck1

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springbok or (less commonly) springbuck (ˈsprɪŋˌbʌk)
 
n , pl -bok, -boks, -buck, -bucks
an antelope, Antidorcas marsupialis, of semidesert regions of southern Africa, which moves in leaps exposing a patch of white erectile hairs on the rump that are usually covered by a fold of skin
 
[C18: from Afrikaans, from Dutch springen to spring + bok goat, buck1]
 
springbuck or (less commonly) springbuck
 
n
 
[C18: from Afrikaans, from Dutch springen to spring + bok goat, buck1]

Springbok (ˈsprɪŋˌbʌk, -ˌbɒk)
 
n
a person who has represented South Africa at rugby union

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springbok
1775, from Afrikaans, from spring "to leap" (from M.Du. springhen, see spring (v.)) + bok "antelope," from M.Du. boc (see buck).
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Gazelles and springbok are known for their speed and leaping abilities.
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