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pronk, noun

Plurals:
pronks, or (formerly) pronken.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, transferred use of Dutch pronk prank.
A leap, bound, or prance; the characteristic display of the springbok (see pronk verb sense 2).
[1889 H.A. Bryden Kloof & Karroo 226The antelopes became disturbed, and began those extraordinary saltatory accomplishments (‘pronken,’ the Boers term them), from which they take their name.]
1981 H. Thesen in Outeniqualander 25 June 9More often, it is sheer speed and grace that leaves one silent with wonder; the wild joyous leaps and then the stiff legged bounce ending in that great, arched-neck bound, back crest flaring, the famous ‘pronk’ so characteristic but always so magnificent.
A leap, bound, or prance; the characteristic display of the springbok (see pronkverb2).

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