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