noun, plural har·te·beests, (especially collectively) har·te·beest.
Examples from the Web for hartebeest
When we was ridin' after that hartebeest to-day he comes out with it.The Blind Lion of the Congo|Elliott Whitney
Herds of antelope, and of hartebeest, were feeding over the vast plain.The Ruined Cities of Zululand|Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
He appeared rather to be running harder that they, as if sent forward to push the hartebeest, while the rest saved their wind.Popular Adventure Tales|Mayne Reid
We saw a herd of hartebeest, and reached at night a place within easy run of Koki in Gani.The Discovery of the Source of the Nile|John Hanning Speke
From where I stood looking at them hartebeest, kob, waterbuck, and oribi were also all in sight.A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open|Theodore Roosevelt
British Dictionary definitions for hartebeest
Word Origin for hartebeest
Word Origin and History for hartebeest
1786, from Afrikaans, from Dutch hertebeest "antelope," from hert "hart" (see hart) + beest "beast, ox" (in S.African Dutch "steer, cattle"), from Middle Dutch beeste, from Old French beste "beast" (see beast).