mountain sheep

  1. the bighorn.

  2. any of various wild sheep inhabiting mountains.

Origin of mountain sheep

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805

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

How to use mountain sheep in a sentence

  • mountain sheep are cleaned by being forced to swim across a pool, but the finer or lowland breeds are washed entirely by the hand.

    A Treatise on Sheep: | Ambrose Blacklock

British Dictionary definitions for mountain sheep

mountain sheep

  1. another name for bighorn

  2. any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions

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