Spring"bok` (?), Spring"buck` (?), n. [D. springbok; springen to spring, leap + bok a he-goat, buck.] Zool.
A South African gazelle (Gazella euchore) noted for its graceful form and swiftness, and for its peculiar habit of springing lighty and suddenly into the air. It has a white dorsal stripe, expanding into a broad patch of white on the rump and tail. Called also springer.
[Written also springboc
, and springbock
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