n. long-legged, swift-running wild cat tamed and used for hunting in India
The cheetah has an extremely flexible backbone that gives extra speed or force to its running motion.
Sentence in Classic:
He has a passion also for Indian animals, which are sent over to him by a correspondent, and he has at this moment a cheetah and a baboon, which wander freely over his grounds and are feared by the villagers almost as much as their master.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context