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ra·zor·back

 (rā′zər-băk′)
n.
1. A feral hog (Sus scrofa) of the southern United States, having a narrow body with a ridged back.
2. See fin whale.
3. A sharp ridged hill.

razorback

(ˈreɪzəˌbæk)
n
1. (Animals) Also called: finback the common rorqual. See rorqual
2. (Animals) a semiwild or wild pig of the southeastern US, having a narrow body, long legs, and a ridged back

ra•zor•back

(ˈreɪ zərˌbæk)

n.
1. a feral hog with a ridgelike back, common in the southern U.S.
2. a finback or rorqual whale.
3. a sharp, narrow ridge or range of hills.
adj.
4. Also, ra′zor•backed`, ra′zor-backed`. having a sharp ridge along the back.
[1815–25]

Razorback

A thin, long-legged feral hog, most generally found in the hills of the Southeastern U.S.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Razorback - a mongrel hog with a thin body and long legs and a ridged backrazorback - 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
swine - stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals
2.Razorback - any of several baleen whales of the family Balaenopteridae having longitudinal grooves on the throat and a small pointed dorsal finrazorback - any of several baleen whales of the family Balaenopteridae having longitudinal grooves on the throat and a small pointed dorsal fin
baleen whale, whalebone whale - whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
Balaenopteridae, family Balaenopteridae - rorquals; blue whales
Balaenoptera physalus, common rorqual, fin whale, finback, finback whale - large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throat; of Atlantic and Pacific
Balaenoptera borealis, sei whale - similar to but smaller than the finback whale
Balaenoptera acutorostrata, lesser rorqual, minke whale, piked whale - small finback of coastal waters of Atlantic and Pacific
Adj.1.razorback - having a sharp narrow back; "a razor-backed horse"; "razorback hogs"
backed - having a back or backing, usually of a specified type
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