duiker

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From Dutch duiker(diver).

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duiker ‎(plural duikers)

  1. Any of several species of small southern African antelopes of the Cephalophinae subfamily.
    • 1952, Doris Lessing, Martha Quest, Panther 1974, p. 65:
      Next day she rose early, and went out with the gun and killed a duiker on the edge of the Big Tobacco Land (where her father had grown tobacco during his season's phase of believing in it).

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From duiken(to dive) +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

duiker m ‎(plural duikers, diminutive duikertje n)

A small culvert.
  1. an underwater diver
  2. a gymnastic diver
  3. a fairly narrow water passage under roads and dikes; a culvert
  4. a type of waterbird; a loon (N-Am) or diver (UK)
  5. a type of antilope; a duiker

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