- the bighorn.
- any of various wild sheep inhabiting mountains.
Origin of mountain sheep
An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for mountain sheep
First Karstens killed a caribou and then Walter a mountain-sheep.The Ascent of Denali (Mount McKinley)
There are a few sheep in here, but mountain-sheep is a hard meat to kill.Young Alaskans in the Far North
While upon my way, perhaps some six miles or more, I saw a mountain-sheep.Buckskin Mose
These mountain-sheep, too, are more hardy and independent than the valley flocks.Two Years in Oregon
Ah'-kay-ee-px-en, the Woman who Strikes Many; full-length; dress of mountain-sheep skin.
- another name for bighorn
- any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions
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