nounpl. -·cats· or -·cat·
a small North American lynx (Lynx rufus) that feeds on small prey, esp. rats and rabbits
Origin of bobcatso called from its short tail
A wild cat (Lynx rufus) of North America, having spotted reddish-brown fur, tufted ears, and a short tail. Also called bay lynx .
Origin of bobcatbob(tail) cat
- a multi-purpose construction vehicle that is a akin to a smaller version of a front-end loader or a backhoe (backhoe loader), with a one-man caged control cabin
Genericization of the trademark Bobcat