Rocky Mountain goat

  1. a long-haired, white, antelopelike wild goat, Oreamnos americanus, of mountainous regions of western North America, having short, black horns.

Origin of Rocky Mountain goat

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45

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

How to use Rocky Mountain goat in a sentence

  • As he rounded a point in the rocks, he came upon a Rocky Mountain goat engaged in combat with a cinnamon bear.

  • The white Rocky Mountain goat really is the wild mountain climber.

    Watched by Wild Animals | Enos A. Mills
  • The white Rocky Mountain goat is the only representative of his species on our continent.

    Watched by Wild Animals | Enos A. Mills
  • I also hoped, should time permit, to have a try for a Rocky Mountain goat, and possibly a bear on the Mainland.

  • They had scaled cliffs where nothing on hooves save a burro—or a Rocky Mountain goat—could have followed after.

    Unexplored! | Allen Chaffee

British Dictionary definitions for Rocky Mountain goat

Rocky Mountain goat

  1. a sure-footed goat antelope, Oreamnos americanus, inhabiting the Rocky Mountains. It has thick white hair and black backward-curving horns

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