noun (plural same or steinbocks)
An ibex, especially one living in the Alps.
- 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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