Razor-backed \Ra"zor-backed"\ (-b[a^]kt`), a. (Zo["o]l.) Having a sharp, lean, or thin back; as, a razor-backed hog, perch, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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