[bawr-hound, bohr-]


any of various large dogs, especially a Great Dane, used originally for hunting wild boars.

Origin of boarhound

First recorded in 1880–85; boar + hound1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for boarhound

Historical Examples of boarhound

  • A huge Danish boarhound, conscious that he was spoken of, looked up and appeared to sanction the use of his name.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan

  • Then had followed a magnificent contest between the Rev. Athelstan and the boarhound.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan

  • 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