Rhodesian ridgeback

noun, often capitalized second R
Rhodesian ridge·​back | \ -ˈrij-ˌbak How to pronounce Rhodesian ridgeback (audio) \

Definition of Rhodesian ridgeback

: any of an African breed of powerful long-bodied hunting dogs having a dense harsh short tan coat with a characteristic crest of reversed hair along the spine

First Known Use of Rhodesian ridgeback

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Rhodesian ridgeback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhodesian%20ridgeback. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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