• synonyms

mountain goat

  1. Rocky Mountain goat.
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Origin of mountain goat

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Historical Examples of mountain goat

  • She knows well in what wild and solitary uplands to look for this mountain-goat.

    In the Open

    Stanton Davis Kirkham

  • He eats like a horse at all times, and is as hardy as a mountain-goat.

    Dixie Hart

    Will N. Harben

  • A great brown horse, gaunt and ugly as a mountain-goat, emerged.

    Boy Woodburn

    Alfred Ollivant

  • On our return, we saw, below this lake, large flocks of the mountain-goat.

  • We saw on our way large flocks of the mountain-goat looking down on us from the cliffs.

British Dictionary definitions for mountain goat

mountain goat

  1. short for Rocky Mountain goat
  2. any wild goat inhabiting mountainous regions
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