any of several small African antelopes of the Cephalophus, Sylvicapra, and related genera, the males and often the females having short, spikelike horns: some are endangered.
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How to use duiker in a sentence
Upon reaching the road, it stopped, and looked at me, and I then saw that it was a duiker.Sporting Scenes amongst the Kaffirs of South Africa | Alfred W. Drayson
They are all small, the dik-dik being scarcely larger than a rabbit, and they are divided into as many subspecies as the duiker.
In fact, it gets its Dutch name for that reason, duiker bok, meaning "diving buck" in Dutch.
The duiker is another little antelope that one meets frequently in the grassy places of East Africa.
The banded duiker (C. doriae) from West Africa is golden brown with black transverse bands on the back and loins.
British Dictionary definitions for duiker
Also called: duikerbok (ˈdaɪkəbɒk) any small antelope of the genera Cephalophus and Sylvicapra, occurring throughout Africa south of the Sahara, having short straight backward-pointing horns, pointed hooves, and an arched back
Southern African any of several cormorants, esp the long-tailed shag (Phalacrocorax africanus)
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