steenbuck, noun

Forms:
Also steinbuck.
Origin:
South African Dutch
steenbok. Also attributive.
1839 W.C. Harris Wild Sports 224Six smaller species of antelope..viz., the klipspringer, rheebuck, rooe rheebuck, or nagor, ourebi, steenbuck, and duiker.
1854 R.B. Struthers Hunting Jrnl (1991) 48Shot a Steenbuck (Iqina).
1860 A.W. Drayson Sporting Scenes 60The steinbuck (Oreotragus tragulus): about twenty one inches high, and about three feet in length; horns four inches long,..slender and pointed; colour brownish-red, with belly white.
1881 P. Gillmore Land of Boer 191In these little covers the stein-buck and diker-buck find a shelter.
1896 R. Ward Rec. of Big Game 114The Steinbuck has the faculty of being able to exist for long periods without water. In the very heart of the most waterless recesses of the Kalahari both this animal and the duiker are extremely numerous.
1939 Outspan 29 Dec. 31Remembered once seeing a steenbuck trapped by fire.
1944 J. Mockford Here Are S. Africans 21Antelopes, from the great eland to the small steenbuck,..grazed and frolicked behind the mountains.
1968 S. Cloete Chetoko 12Sometimes he..came with a duiker, or a steenbuck, gutted, hanging over his shoulder.
1970 E. Mundell Informant, Pearston (E. Cape)Do you like steenbuck biltong?
1987 You 3 Sept. 104Small game like duiker and steenbuck.
steenbok. Also attributive.

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