[ big-hawrn ]
/ ˈbɪgˌhɔrn /

noun, plural big·horns, (especially collectively) big·horn.

a wild sheep, Ovis canadensis, of the Rocky Mountains, with large, curving horns.

Origin of bighorn

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; big1 + horn

Definition for bighorn (2 of 3)

[ big-hawrn ]
/ ˈbɪgˌhɔrn /


a river flowing from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in S Montana. 336 miles (540 km) long.

Definition for bighorn (3 of 3)

Bighorn Mountains

plural noun

a mountain range in N Wyoming, part of the Rocky Mountains. Highest peak, Cloud Peak, 13,165 feet (4013 meters).
Also called Big·horns. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bighorn

/ (ˈbɪɡˌhɔːn) /

noun plural -horns or -horn

a large wild sheep, Ovis canadensis, inhabiting mountainous regions in North America and NE Asia: family Bovidae, order Artiodactyla . The male has massive curved horns, and the species is well adapted for climbing and leaping
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