[ steen-bok, steyn- ]
/ ˈstinˌbɒk, ˈsteɪn- /

noun, plural steen·boks, (especially collectively) steen·bok.

a small antelope, Raphicerus campestris, of grassy areas of eastern and southern Africa.
Also steinbok.

Origin of steenbok

1765–75; < Afrikaans < Dutch steen stone + bok buck1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for steenbok

  • Up leaped a steenbok, which ran a hundred yards or so, and stopped to look at me.

    Six Months at the Cape|R.M. Ballantyne
  • On March 10 my faithful brown pony Steenbok died of horse-sickness.

    On Commando|Dietlof Van Warmelo

British Dictionary definitions for steenbok


/ (ˈstiːnˌbɒk) /

noun plural -boks or -bok

a small antelope, Raphicerus campestris, of central and southern Africa, having a reddish-brown coat and straight smooth hornsAlso called: steinbok

Word Origin for steenbok

C18: from Afrikaans, from Dutch steen stone + bok buck 1; Compare steinbock
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