springbok


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

springbok:

see antelopeantelope,
name applied to any of a large number of hoofed, ruminant mammals of the cattle family (Bovidae), which also includes the bison, buffalo, sheep, and goats. Found in Africa and Eurasia, they range in size from pygmy antelopes, 12 in.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Springbok

 

(Antidorcas marsupialis), an artiodactyl mammal of the family Bovidae. The body length is 120 to 140 cm, the tail length reaches 87 cm, and the weight is 32–36 kg. The back and sides are yellow-brown; the sides are marked with dark stripes. The head and underparts are white. Along the back and croup there is a fold of skin with long, light hairs that stand up, forming a white crest, when the animal is frightened or excited. Both males and females have lyre-shaped horns reaching a length of 40 cm. The springbok is a herd animal that inhabits the forest-less plains of southern Africa (south of 10° S lat.). In fright or in play it jumps as high as 3.5 m. The springbok feeds on grass and the leaves of shrubs. Nearly extinct, it has been preserved only in a few national parks in southern Africa.

springbok

(less commonly), springbuck
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
References in periodicals archive ?
It is a huge task to coach the Springboks, and I am very privileged," Erasmus said.
Our partnership will ensure that Springbok 1 and 2 are providing the citizens of Los Angeles the best value in renewable solar energy for many years to come.
The new boss' first challenge will be to prepare the Springboks to host Ireland on their three-Test tour in June.
Kieran O'Brien, owner of Springbok hopeful Uncle Rooney who is due to run in Division Two of tonight's Springbok Trial Stakes at 9.
The Springbok 2 project is expected to reach its commercial operations date in the fourth quarter of 2016.
He requested local employers--large and small--to join their workforce in supporting the campaign to wear their Springbok jerseys on 'Bok Fridays'.
Springbok is reporting gross assets of USD 2,920,755.
While I wanted to wait for a broadside shot, Mynhard was afraid that the springbok was going to run.
For the Springboks, a win is a win but they''ll know that such performances will not be good enough to beat New Zealand, nor Australia.
Habana, 29, underlined that he would still be available to play international rugby for the Springboks even after making the move to Toulon.
The try meant Habana ended a 15-month drought and moved him ahead of former scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen onto 39 in the Springbok records list.
The Springboks hammered away before creating half a gap for Matfield but Lawes halted the Springbok captain and Youngs dived in to dislodge the ball from his grasp just as he stretched to touch down.