nounpl. -·bok· or -·boks·
a graceful gazelle (Antidorcas marsupialis) of S Africa, noted for its tendency to leap high in the air, as when startled
Origin of springbokAfrikaans from Dutch springen, to spring + bok, buck
nounpl. springbok, or spring·boks also springbuck or spring·bucks
A small brown and white gazellelike antelope (Antidorcas marsupialis) of southern Africa, noted for its habit of repeatedly leaping high into the air when startled.
Origin of springbokAfrikaans spring to leap up ( from Middle Dutch springhen ) bok male deer ( from Middle Dutch boc )
(plural springbok or springboks)
- A small, fast antelope native to southern Africa
- A member of South Africa's national rugby union team ("the Springboks").