What does the word cougar mean?

Usage examples for cougar

  1. Jones talked about our visitor of the night before, and said the trail near where he had slept showed only one cougar track, and that led down into the canyon. – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  2. Hurriedly we made our way up to Rust's camp,- closed for the winter; for heavy snows would cover the North Rim in a few days or a few weeks at the farthest, filling the trails with heavy drifts and driving the cougar into the canyon where dogs and horses cannot follow. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb