ra·​zor·​back | \ ˈrā-zər-ˌbak How to pronounce razorback (audio) \

Definition of razorback

: a thin-bodied long-legged feral hog chiefly of the southeastern U.S.

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Skyline Drive, a narrow road along a razorback ridge that offers sweeping views. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "As the Royal Gorge turns 90, now is the time to visit Cañon City," 27 July 2019 Davis was 13 when Broyles led the 1964 Razorbacks to a national title, the last Arkansas team to finish with a perfect record. Walter Villa, miamiherald, "FIU’s Davis eternally grateful for opportunity given to him by Broyles," 16 Aug. 2017 The first six Razorbacks reached, highlighted by Spanberger's two-run homer to the woods in right field and a two-run single by shortstop Jax Biggers. Drew Champlin, AL.com, "SEC Baseball Tournament 2017: Chad Spanberger, Arkansas pound top-seeded Florida," 27 May 2017 On May 28, Walker got the ball with the SEC Tournament Championship on the line and threw 7.2 innings and held Arkansas to one run as LSU beat the Razorbacks for the crown. NOLA.com, "7 reasons LSU advanced to the Super Regional," 5 June 2017 Jax Biggers leads Arkansas with a .335 average, but the Razorbacks have three hitters with double-digit home runs. AL.com, "SEC Baseball Tournament 2017: Players to watch in Hoover," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of razorback

1845, in the meaning defined above

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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