Cheetah


Cheetah
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.