mountain goat

Origin of mountain goat

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

Words Nearby mountain goat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mountain goat in a sentence

  • She was as sure-footed and agile as a mountain goat, and it was a pleasure to watch her.

    Frank Merriwell's Bravery | Burt L. Standish
  • Instantly the Indian increased his pile by a bear skin, a grey wolf, and a mountain goat.

    Corporal Cameron | Ralph Connor
  • As he rounded a point in the rocks, he came upon a Rocky mountain goat engaged in combat with a cinnamon bear.

  • It is the country of the wolf and the isard, of the brown bear and the mountain-goat, a land of bare rock and of rushing water.

    The White Company | Arthur Conan Doyle

British Dictionary definitions for mountain goat

mountain goat

  1. any wild goat inhabiting mountainous regions

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