barghest

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bar·ghest

also bar·guest  (bär′gĕst)
n.
A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.

[bar (perhaps from barrow) + ghest, ghost (dialectal variant of ghost).]

barghest

(ˈbɑːɡɛst)
n
(in the North of England, esp Yorkshire) a goblin that appears in the shape of a dog as an omen of death or other misfortune