[ rey-zer-bak ]
/ ˈreɪ zərˌbæk /


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


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

Origin of razorback

First recorded in 1815–25; razor + back1
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/ (ˈreɪzəˌbæk) /


Also called: finback the common rorqualSee rorqual
a semiwild or wild pig of the southeastern US, having a narrow body, long legs, and a ridged back
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