Definition of duiker
noun (plural same or duikers)
- a small African antelope that typically has a tuft of hair between the horns, found mainly in the rain forest.
- Cephalophus and other genera, family Bovidae: several species, including the common duiker (Sylvicapra grimmia), of southern African savanna and bush, and the very small blue duiker (Philantomba monticola), prized for its skin
late 18th century: from South African Dutch, from Dutch, literally 'diver', from the animal's habit of plunging through bushes when pursued; related to duck2