Definition of steenbok in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstiːnbɒk/
Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪnbɒk/
(also steinbok or steenbuck)


A small African antelope with large ears, a small tail, and smooth upright horns.
  • Raphiceros campestris, family Bovidae.
Example sentences
  • It now houses more than 20 of the zoo's animals, including five white lions, sitatungas, antelope, deer, meerkats, a baby steenbok and an aviary with more than 100 species of birds.
  • The Reserve is stocked with small game - blesbok, mountain reebok, duiker, klipspringer and steenbok, as well as the small creatures: mongoose, tortoise and genet.
  • We had already seen a couple of rhinos, a small steenbok and a pair of battleur eagles when the call came through on the radio from one of the other vehicles: ‘Lions, lions, zebra kill, zebra kill!’


Late 18th century: from Dutch, from steen 'stone' + bok 'buck'.

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