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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
mountain goat
▪ But the mountain goat is big enough to have relatively few predators.
▪ During a typical summer's day, a mountain goat may travel around a kilometre in search of food.
▪ In truth, these peregrinations required the talents of a mountain goat.
▪ These have several compartments - four in the case of the mountain goat.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
mountain goat

Mazama \Ma*za"ma\, Mazame \Ma*za"me\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A goatlike antelope ( Haplocerus montanus) which inhabits the Rocky Mountains, frequenting the highest parts; -- called also mountain goat.

mountain goat

n. A sure-footed goat antelope, (taxlink Oreamnos americanus species noshow=1), of the North American mountains, having black curved horns and a shaggy coat.

mountain goat

n. sure-footed mammal of mountainous northwestern North America [syn: Rocky Mountain goat, Oreamnos americanus]

Mountain goat

The mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus), also known as the Rocky Mountain goat, is a large hoofed mammal endemic to North America. A subalpine to alpine species, it is a sure-footed climber commonly seen on cliffs and ice.

Despite its vernacular name, it is not a member of Capra, the genus that includes all other goats, such as the wild goat, Capra aegagrus, from which the domestic goat is derived.

Mountain Goat (bus company)

Mountain Goat is a bus operator and travel company based in Windermere in the Lake District.

Mountain goat (disambiguation)

A mountain goat is a mammal species of the genus Oreamnos found in North America.

Mountain goat may also refer to:

  • Altai Mountain goat, a breed of domestic goat
  • Harrington's mountain goat, an extinct relative of the North American mountain goats
  • Kinetic Mountain Goat, a small airplane
  • The Mountain Goats, an American indie rock band
  • Mountain Goat (bus company), a bus company in Cumbria, England
  • Mountain Goat (motor cycle), a 1960s off-road New Zealand farm bike
  • Mountain Goat Beer, an Australian microbrewery
  • The Mountain Goats, a fictional college football team in Blue Mountain State
  • Mountain Goats (TV series), 2015 British sitcom
Mountain Goat (motor cycle)

The Mountain Goat was a motorcycle specifically built in 1963 by Jonny Callender of New Plymouth, New Zealand for use on rough farm land. The bike is the first specifically designed farm bike in the world.

Usage examples of "mountain goat".

Shepherd Howling said, pushing Matthew aside to sprint over the stones with the agility of a mountain goat.

It was merely a mountain goat, standing high on the rim of the valley and looking down at him.

The one on the left bears the image of a horned black mountain goat.

As soon as he could speak again, he described how two Christians, one of them with a wild mustache like a mountain goat, the other a lame man, had taken him prisoner, stripped him and tied him to the plane tree with the gallows rope.

There simply was no place in the refined temples of Attica and Sparta for a mountain goat like Pan.