duikerbok, noun

Forms:
duiker-bock, duykerbokShow more Also duiker-bock, duykerbok, duykers bock.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, duiker (see duiker) + bok (see bok).
obs. except in historical contexts
duiker sense 1 a.
1786 G. Forster tr. of A. Sparrman’s Voy. to Cape of G.H. I. 44Duykerboks or diving-goats, so called from a peculiar manner they have of leaping and of diving, as it were under the bushes.
1795 C.R. Hopson tr. of C.P. Thunberg’s Trav. II. 26The Spring buck..does not reside..in the thickets like the steenbock, or duykers bock.
1804 R. Percival Acct of Cape of G.H. 159The duiker-bock..is the size of the common deer, of a dirty brown colour with two long straight horns of a black hue.
1837 J.E. Alexander Narr. of Voy. I. 339I went out to shoot duikerbok, (a brown deer with small upright horns, and its height two feet).
1896 R. Ward Rec. of Big Game 96The Duiker, or Duikerbok, of which there are several varieties to be found in various parts of the African Continent, is..quite the most ubiquitous of all the antelope family.
1973 O.H. Spohr tr. of F. Krauss’s Trav. Jrnl 44The smaller types of antelope like..duykerbok (A. mergent Blains)..were found here.
duiker1 a.
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