- any of various large dogs, especially a Great Dane, used originally for hunting wild boars.
Origin of boarhound
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Examples from the Web for boarhound
A huge Danish boarhound, conscious that he was spoken of, looked up and appeared to sanction the use of his name.
Then had followed a magnificent contest between the Rev. Athelstan and the boarhound.
The boarhound, as if conscious of this appeal to his chivalry, turned a knowing eye on the two girls.The Tangled Skein
Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy