chetah
Cheetah Chee"tah, n. [Hind. ch[=i]t[=a].] (Zo["o]l.) A species of leopard ({Cyn[ae]lurus jubatus}) tamed and used for hunting in India. The woolly cheetah of South Africa is {Cyn[ae]lurus laneus}. It runs very fast in short spurts while hunting. [Written also {chetah}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(Felis jubata)


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  • Chetah — Che tah, n. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Cheetah}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chetah — [chēt′ə] n. CHEETAH * * * che·tah (chēʹtə) n. Variant of cheetah. * * * …   Universalium

  • chetah — [chēt′ə] n. CHEETAH …   English World dictionary

  • chetah — noun long legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game • Syn: ↑cheetah, ↑Acinonyx jubatus • Hypernyms: ↑big cat, ↑cat • Member Holonyms: ↑Acinonyx, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • chetah — chee·tah || tʃiːtÉ™ n. large spotted wild cat (found in Asia and Africa) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chetah — n. [Sometimes written Cheetah.] Hunting leopard (Felis jubata) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • chetah — /ˈtʃitə/ (say cheetuh) noun → cheetah …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cheetah — Chee tah, n. [Hind. ch[=i]t[=a].] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of leopard ({Cyn[ae]lurus jubatus}) tamed and used for hunting in India. The woolly cheetah of South Africa is {Cyn[ae]lurus laneus}. It runs very fast in short spurts while hunting. [Written …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cynaelurus jubatus — Cheetah Chee tah, n. [Hind. ch[=i]t[=a].] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of leopard ({Cyn[ae]lurus jubatus}) tamed and used for hunting in India. The woolly cheetah of South Africa is {Cyn[ae]lurus laneus}. It runs very fast in short spurts while hunting.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cynaelurus laneus — Cheetah Chee tah, n. [Hind. ch[=i]t[=a].] (Zo[ o]l.) A species of leopard ({Cyn[ae]lurus jubatus}) tamed and used for hunting in India. The woolly cheetah of South Africa is {Cyn[ae]lurus laneus}. It runs very fast in short spurts while hunting.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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