[ bahr-gest ]
/ ˈbɑr gɛst /
a legendary doglike goblin believed to portend death or misfortune.
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Examples from the Web for barghest
The barghest was essentially a nocturnal spectre, and its appearance was regarded as a portent of death.
The barghest has a kinsman in the Rongeur d'Os of Norman folklore.