pl. -·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").