Definition of steinbock in English:

Share this entry

steinbock

Pronunciation: /ˈstʌɪnbɒk/

noun (plural same or steinbocks)

An ibex, especially one living in the Alps.
Example sentences
  • He can outmatch a steinbock any time when it comes to climbing.
  • And then he flashed me a smile that would have brought a steinbock to its knees, and my stomach lurched.
  • At the beginning of summer the young steinbocks are born and during their first months they are the eagle's favourite preys.

Origin

Late 17th century: from German, from Stein 'stone' + Bock 'buck'.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.