Definition of steinbock in English:

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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.


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

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