bighorn bighorn  /ˈbɪɡ ˌhɔrn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern Montana
  2. (n) wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled horns

Usage(s):

  • And some male bighorn sheep will mount females only after the females adopt male-like behaviors.

News

  1. The Battle of the Little Bighorn ... 137 years later

    It has been said that more books have been written about the Battle of the Little Bighorn than any other battle in our nation’s history. Yet as we approach its 137th anniversary, the fight remains shrouded in mystery and misconceptions.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Bureau County Republican

  2. Diseased Bighorn Sheep Might Have To Be Killed In Mojave National Preserve

    Wildlife officials in California might resort to killing desert bighorn sheep in an effort to contain an outbreak of a deadly disease spreading through the largest herd in Mojave National Preserve, 100 miles southwest of Las Vegas. At least 20 dead sheep
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  3. Bighorn National Forest warns campers about bears

    Officials on the Bighorn National Forest are urging campers to take precautions with bears.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KIFI Idaho Falls

Quotes

  1. "On a couple of big sandbars there were already beaver tracks, bighorn sheep tracks," Martin said. "You could see the animals already exploring new aspects of the old canyon."
    on Mar 13, 2008 By: Steve Martin Source: AZ Central.com

  2. "It's no surprise to anyone at Bighorn he would do something like that - he was very professional, with an exemplary flying record," Whyte said, adding that Heeb leaves behind a wife and three children.
    on May 14, 2006 By: White Source: 940 News

  3. The blustery, hot conditions turned Bighorn into a brute, so tough that Sorenstam said it reminded her of the "Battle at Bighorn" in 2001, when she teamed with Tiger Woods to beat David Duval and Karrie Webb in a Monday night exhibition.
    on Oct 12, 2006 By: Annika Sörenstam Source: ESPN

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