A large dog, such as the Great Dane, used originally for hunting wild boars.(noun)
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Use "boarhound" in a sentence
"And then, abruptly, from the boarhound over in the far corner, there came a terrible yelling howl of agony, followed instantly by a sickening, breaking noise, and an immediate silence."
"The dog was a half-bred boarhound, and a savage brute on her own account."
"Then his great boarhound bounded up to him, but his caresses were only answered by a violent push."