houbok, noun

Plurals:
houbokke /ˈhəʊbɔkə/, or unchanged.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, hou keep, retain, store + bok antelope.
A springbok which remains in a particular area throughout the year. See also springbok sense 1 a. Cf. trekbok, see trek noun sense 12 b.
1955 L.G. Green Karoo 44Karoo farmers last century firmly believed in two varieties of springbok — the lean trekbok and the fatter houbok (about fifteen pounds heavier), which remained in one area.
1966 E. Palmer Plains of Camdeboo 162They pointed out also that however many buck migrated, there were also some that did not — the ‘houbokke’ or ‘stay-at-homes’, the farmers used to call them, and they divided into a completely different category from the travelling buck.
A springbok which remains in a particular area throughout the year.

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