[ bawr-hound, bohr- ]

  1. 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

Words Nearby boarhound Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use boarhound in a sentence

  • 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
  • The gray boarhound paced nervously and growled from time to time.

  • Indeed, early in the feast the Duke of Quelqueparte benevolently tosses a slice of venison to a fine boarhound.

    Life on a Mediaeval Barony | William Stearns Davis
  • Lorenzo had given the great boarhound a stern lecture, after which Scipio docilely allowed David to lead him on a leash.

  • 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