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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swine, boar, piglet, sow, razorback, shoat, porker, piggy, warthog

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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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Word Origin and History for razorback

type of pig with a sharp ridge-like back, 1849, from razor (n.) + back (n.). Especially of feral hogs in the U.S. South. Also used of narrow ridges of land.

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