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CHEETAH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cheetah mean? 

CHEETAH (noun)
  The noun CHEETAH has 1 sense:

1. long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game

  Familiarity information: CHEETAH used as a noun is very rare.


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CHEETAH (noun)


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Meaning:

Long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Acinonyx jubatus; cheetah; chetah

Hypernyms ("cheetah" is a kind of...):

big cat; cat (any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild)

Holonyms ("cheetah" is a member of...):

Acinonyx; genus Acinonyx (cheetahs)


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