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razorback

[rey-zer-bak] /ˈreɪ zərˌbæk/
noun
1.
a finback or rorqual.
2.
a wild or semiwild hog with a ridgelike back, common in the southern U.S.
3.
a sharp narrow ridge or range of hills.
adjective
4.
Also, razorbacked, razor-backed. having a sharp ridge along the back.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; razor + back1
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British Dictionary definitions for razor-back

razorback

/ˈreɪzəˌbæk/
noun
1.
Also called finback. the common rorqual See rorqual
2.
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 razor-back

razorback

n.

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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Slang definitions & phrases for razor-back

razorback

noun

A manual laborer; roustabout (1940s+ Circus & hoboes)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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