from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A large dog, such as the Great Dane, used originally for hunting wild boars.
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- noun A large
dog, descendedfrom breedsoriginally used to hunt boars.
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- noun large hound used in hunting wild boars
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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.
Then his great boarhound bounded up to him, but his caresses were only answered by a violent push.
The dog was a half-bred boarhound, and a savage brute on her own account.
Hagrid was standing outside his hut, one hand on the collar of his enormous black boarhound, Fang.
"Yeh can 'take Dumbledore!" yelled Hagrid, making Fang the boarhound cower and whimper in his basket.
Harry yelled, diving into the front seat; Ron seized the boarhound around the middle and threw him, yelping, into the back of the car-the doors slammed shut-Ron didn't touch the accelerator but the car didn't need him; the engine roared and they were off, hitting more spiders.
Fang the boarhound came timidly out from under the table and laid his head on Hagrid's knee.
He stood in his moleskin overcoat, with Fang the boarhound at his heels, looking impatient to start.
Hagrid was sitting in his shirtsleeves at his scrubbed wooden table; his boarhound, Fang, had his head in Hagrid's lap.
They found Fang, the boarhound, sitting outside with a bandaged tail when they went to tell Hagrid, who opened a window to talk to them.