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Meaning of TUSK

Pronunciation:  tusk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog
  2. [n]  a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses
  3. [v]  remove the tusks of animals
  4. [v]  stab or pierce with a horn or tusk; of animals
 

TUSK is a 4 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: detusk, horn, ivory
 
 See Also: dentin, dentine, ivory, pierce, remove, take, take away, thrust, tooth, tusk, tusk, tusker, withdraw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tusk\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    Same as {Torsk}.
    
    
  2. \Tusk\, n. [OE. tusk, the same word as tusch, AS. tusc. See
    {Tush} a tooth.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) One of the elongated incisor or canine teeth of
       the wild boar, elephant, etc.; hence, any long, protruding
       tooth.
    
    2. (Zo["o]l.) A toothshell, or Dentalium; -- called also
       {tusk-shell}.
    
    3. (Carp.) A projecting member like a tenon, and serving the
       same or a similar purpose, but composed of several steps,
       or offsets. Thus, in the illustration, a is the tusk, and
       each of the several parts, or offsets, is called a tooth.
    
    
  3. \Tusk\, v. i.
    To bare or gnash the teeth. [Obs.]
    
    
 

 

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