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[rey-zer-bak] /ˈreɪ zərˌbæk/

a finback or rorqual.
a wild or semiwild hog with a ridgelike , common in the southern U.S.
a sharp narrow ridge or range of hills.
Also, razorbacked, razor-backed. having a sharp ridge along the .
Also called finback. the common rorqual See rorqual
a semiwild or wild pig of the southeastern US, having a narrow body, long legs, and a ridged back

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.


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


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