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Definition of springbok noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    springbok

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsprɪŋbɒk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsprɪŋbɑːk//
     
     
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  1. 1 [countable] a small antelope from southern Africa that can jump high into the air
  2. 2Springboks [plural] the name of the South African national rugby team
  3. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from Afrikaans, from Dutch springen ‘to spring’ + bok ‘antelope’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: springbok