Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

saber–toothed tiger

noun

Simple Definition of saber–toothed tiger

  • : a type of large cat that lived in very ancient times and had long, curved teeth

Full Definition of saber–toothed tiger

  1. :  any of numerous extinct cats (as genus Smilodon) widely distributed from the Oligocene through the Pleistocene and characterized by long curving upper canines —called also saber-toothed cat

1849

First Known Use of saber–toothed tiger

1849


SABER–TOOTHED TIGER Defined for Kids

saber–toothed tiger

noun

Definition of saber–toothed tiger

  1. :  a very large extinct cat of prehistoric times with long sharp curved upper canine teeth




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up saber–toothed tiger? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders spindrift duvet pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ