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cheetah


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  {C.  laneus}.  [Written  also  {chetah}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cheetah 
  n  :  long-legged  spotted  cat  of  Africa  and  southwestern  Asia 
  having  nonretractile  claws;  the  swiftest  mammal;  can  be 
  trained  to  run  down  game  [syn:  {chetah},  {Acinonyx 
  jubatus}] 




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