What does the word catamount mean?

Usage examples for catamount

  1. But taking it all in all, that first evening spent around the camp fire on Catamount Island was rather enjoyable. – The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island by Lawrence J. Leslie
  2. But now when it comes in my way to right it, to make all your life easy to you, Joan, you put your back up like a catamount and tear at the eyes of me like you'd put them out. – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  3. But it was long before I heard the last of the night I spent in the bush; and as often as my brothers wished to tease me, they would enquire if I had lately heard the cries of a catamount? – Stories and Sketches by Harriet S. Caswell