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razorback

[ rey-zer-bak ]

noun

  1. a finback or rorqual.
  2. a wild or semiwild hog with a ridgelike back, common in the southern U.S.
  3. a sharp narrow ridge or range of hills.


adjective

  1. Also razor·backed, razor-backed. having a sharp ridge along the back.

razorback

/ ˈreɪzəˌbæk /

noun

  1. Also calledfinback the common rorqual See rorqual
  2. a semiwild or wild pig of the southeastern US, having a narrow body, long legs, and a ridged back


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Word History and Origins

Origin of razorback1

First recorded in 1815–25; razor + back 1
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Example Sentences

The friendly razorback hogs under the mail hack make a picture with a heavy foreground.

The little-boned Berkshire razorback hogs grew so large and fat and heavy that their bones broke under their weight.

The back is distinctly ridged towards the tail, prompting the common name "razorback" whale.

You are not a performer; you are too small for a property man, and not strong enough for a razorback.

In physique and mentality, the razorback differs even more from a domestic hog than a wild goose does from a tame one.

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