noun Etymology: brocket (two-year-old male red deer), from Middle English broket, from Anglo-French; akin to Old French broche tine of an antler, pointed tool — more at broach Date: 1837 any of several small deer (genus Mazama) of Central and South America with unbranched antlers

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  • Brocket — may be: *Baron Brocket, British peerage title *Brocket 99, controversial audio tape and a documentary about this tape *Brocket deer, members of the genus Mazama *Brocket, Alberta, community on the Peigan reserve in Canada *Brocket Hall, palladian …   Wikipedia

  • Brocket — Brocket, ND U.S. city in North Dakota Population (2000): 65 Housing Units (2000): 35 Land area (2000): 0.784311 sq. miles (2.031357 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.003125 sq. miles (0.008094 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.787436 sq. miles (2.039451 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Brocket — Brock et (br[o^]k [e^]t), n. [OE. broket, F. broquart fallow deer a year old, fr. the same root as E. broach, meaning point (hence tine of a horn).] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A male red deer two years old; sometimes called {brock}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brocket — [bräk′it] n. [ME broket < Anglo Norm broquet, yearling (of roe deer) < OFr broc, a spit, tine of a stag s horn: see BROACH] 1. a two year old, male European red deer during its second stage of antler growth 2. any of a genus (Mazama) of… …   English World dictionary

  • Brocket — 48° 12′ 45″ N 98° 21′ 14″ W / 48.212500, 98.353889 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • brocket — /brok it/, n. 1. any of several small, red, South American deer of the genus Mazama, having short, unbranched antlers. 2. the male red deer in the second year, with the first growth of straight horns. [1375 1425; late ME broket < AF broquet,… …   Universalium

  • Brocket — This unusual surname is an interesting example of that sizeable group of early European surnames that were gradually created from the habitual use of nicknames. These nicknames were given with reference to a variety of personal characteristics,… …   Surnames reference

  • brocket — /ˈbrɒkət/ (say brokuht) noun (plural brockets, brocket) 1. the male red deer in the second year, with the first growth of straight horns. 2. any of four small swamp deer, genus Mazama, of tropical America. {French broquet small horn} …   Australian English dictionary

  • brocket — noun A young red deer, in its second year, with its first horns …   Wiktionary

  • Brocket — Male red deer in its second year. The 13c Latin form was brokettus. [< MdEngl. broach = a stag s first antlers] Cf. Staggard …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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