pronghorn

[ prawng-hawrn, prong- ]
/ ˈprɔŋˌhɔrn, ˈprɒŋ- /

noun, plural prong·horns, (especially collectively) prong·horn.

a fleet, antelopelike ruminant, Antilocapra americana, of the plains of western North America: now greatly reduced in number and endangered in some areas.

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Also called pronghorn antelope.

Origin of pronghorn

First recorded in 1805–15; prong + horn
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British Dictionary definitions for pronghorn

pronghorn
/ (ˈprɒŋˌhɔːn) /

noun

a ruminant mammal, Antilocapra americana, inhabiting rocky deserts of North America and having small branched horns: family AntilocapridaeAlso called: American antelope
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