Definition of chinkara in English:

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Pronunciation: /tʃɪŋˈkɑːrə/

noun (plural same)

(In South Asia) the Indian gazelle, which occurs from Iran to central India.
  • Gazella bennettii, family Bovidae
Example sentences
  • The grasslands in the park consist of chinkara (the Indian gazelle), nilgai (the blue bull), chausingha (the four-horned antelope) and wild boar.
  • The chinkara scattered into the scrub as we approached but the blackbuck kept appearing and reappearing, leaping across our path as we drove through the desert.
  • A Jodhpur Sessions Court has stayed the one-year jail sentence against the Bollywood actor in the chinkara hunting case.


Mid 19th century: from Hindi cikārā, from Sanskrit chikkāra.

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