Adjective "pronghorn" definition and examples

(Pronghorn may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈprɒŋhɔːn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A deer-like North American mammal with a stocky body, long slim legs, and black horns that are shed and regrown annually.
  1. 'Descendants of some of these immigrants, such as deer and pronghorns, are still dominant in this area today.'
  2. 'The pronghorn (an amazing mammal that can run nearly as fast as the cheetah, which it coevolved with) is also sensitive to these changes.'
  3. 'The pronghorn, like all other large North American mammals, suffered catastrophic population losses as the continent was settled.'
  4. 'Such a policy would needlessly destroy millions of acres of already dwindling sage-steppe habitat that supports sage grouse and other grassland species, such as pronghorn, mule deer and golden eagles.'
  5. 'A goat-like animal often mistaken for a relative of the African antelope, the Sonoran pronghorn is one of five subspecies within the unique Antilocapridae family.'
  6. 'With a little luck and patience, you can see moose, pronghorns, bighorn sheep, coyotes, wolves, black bears, and grizzlies as well as ospreys, trumpeter swans, bald eagles, and lots of other birds.'
  7. 'The only surviving species of the family is Antilocapra americana, the pronghorn antelope, which lives in western North America.'
  8. 'Unlike pronghorn, elk, and deer, cattle will not move very far from water if they are not forced to, nor are they inclined to abandon an area until just about every bit of forage has been ingested.'
  9. 'The cowboys left long ago, but the elk, bison, pronghorns, coyote and moose are still at large in a chilly wilderness.'
  10. 'The pronghorn is more closely allied to deer than old-world antelopes.'

More definitions

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

More examples(as adjective)

"antelopes can be pronghorn."