- an African antelope, Kobus kob, related to the puku and the lechwe.
Origin of kob
1765–75; said to be < Wolof koba
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for kob
That the tzeiran, koba, and kob, are varieties of another: 3.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VIII (of 10)
Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
They took us to what must be the chief temple of Kob and gave it a name which I do not remember.
Osaka is about eighteen miles from Kob, and stands at the head of the bay of Osaka.
Let him get first a good guide at Kob, and the rest will come easily enough.
Korn has got one thing that noboddy else has got, and that iz a kob.The Complete Works of Josh Billings
Henry W. Shaw
- any of several species of African antelope, esp Kobus kob: similar to waterbucks
C20: from a Niger-Congo language; compare Wolof koba, Fulani kōba
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012