Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small ruminant mammal (Antilocapra americana) resembling an antelope and having small forked horns, found on western North American plains. Also called pronghorn antelope.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A North American mammal, Antilocapra americana, resembling an antelope, also called pronghorn antelope.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An American antelope (Antilocapra Americana), native of the plain near the Rocky Mountains. The upper parts are mostly yellowish brown; the under parts, the sides of the head and throat, and the buttocks, are white. The horny sheath of the horns is shed annually. Called also cabrée, cabut, prongbuck, and pronghorned antelope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having horns with a prong or snag, as the prongbuck: as, the pronghorn antelope.
  • n. The prongbuck or cabrit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fleet antelope-like ruminant of western North American plains with small branched horns

Etymologies

From prong +‎ horn (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This particular type of deer is called a pronghorn deer and has two sharp horns that come out of its head.

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  • THE DISTANT PRONGHORN Once Hunter B calls a pronghorn close, he uses a rangefinder to help Hunter A with the often difficult job of judging distance in the open terrain.

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  • The relatively mild winter microclimate, coupled with an abundant food supply, provides critical winter range for native ungulates such as pronghorn Antilocapra americana, mule deer Odocoileus hemionus and white-tailed deer O. virginianus.

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  • Pheasant, quail, ducks & geese, elk, pronghorn, mule deer, the list goes on and on. we have the most diverse flora and fauna in the u.s. 0 Good Comment?

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  • Your own list would look little different than this one (in fact except for the 7mm Rem., you have all these rounds in the cartridge guide you wrote a couple of years ago). .300 Magnums are a little heavy for deer and pronghorn, but about right for everything else, so them being #1 is probably about right.

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  • Yeah, it's an ugly gun, but what elk, deer, pronghorn or coyote cared HOW the gun looked that killed 'em?!

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  • Greenhead I could not agree more, I know a lot of meat and potato hunters that are not concerned with trophies, rather bringing home meat for the freezer. my informal poll says;. 30-06, .308,. 25-06 are the top 3, with one hunter that likes to "reach out and touch" pronghorn with his magnums.

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  • Your pronghorn gun can be a little weighty and long barreled for steady shots and full performance, as pronghorn country isn't all that rough and is somewhat flat.

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  • What is the best way to field judge a pronghorn buck.

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