Definition of Razorback

1. Noun. A mongrel hog with a thin body and long legs and a ridged back; a wild or semi-wild descendant of improved breeds; found chiefly in the southeastern United States.

Exact synonyms: Razorback Hog, Razorbacked Hog
Generic synonyms: Swine

2. Adjective. Having a sharp narrow back. "Razorback hogs"
Exact synonyms: Razor-backed
Similar to: Backed

3. Noun. Any of several baleen whales of the family Balaenopteridae having longitudinal grooves on the throat and a small pointed dorsal fin.

Definition of Razorback

1. n. The rorqual.

Definition of Razorback

1. Noun. (American English) A term used in the southeastern US for a thin feral pig. The term is borderline slang but is used as the nickname for the University of Arkansas athletic teams. ¹

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Definition of Razorback

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Medical Definition of Razorback

1. The rorqual. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Razorback

razor blade
razor blades
razor clam
razor clams
razor edge
razor fish
razor shell
razor shells
razor strap
razor strop
razor wire
razorback (current term)
razorback hog
razorbacked hog

Literary usage of Razorback

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1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"Whether it is strictly correct to call the " razorback " a distinct breed may ... razorback BOW and litter. There is little doubt that the "razorback" isa ..."

2. Warmwater Fisheries: Symposium I (1991) edited by James L. Cooper, R. H. Hamre (1999)
"Population size and status of razorback sucker in the Green River basin, ... Observations on recruitment and ecology of razorback sucker: lower Colorado ..."

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