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1tusk

noun \ˈtəsk\

: a very long, large tooth that sticks out of the mouth of an animal (such as an elephant, walrus, or boar)

Full Definition of TUSK

1
:  an elongated greatly enlarged tooth (as of an elephant or walrus) that projects when the mouth is closed and serves especially for digging food or as a weapon; broadly :  a long protruding tooth
2
:  one of the small projections on a tusk tenon
tusked \ˈtəskt\ adjective
tusk·like \ˈtəsk-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of TUSK

Middle English, alteration of tux, from Old English tūx; akin to Old English tūsc tush
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with TUSK

2tusk

transitive verb

Definition of TUSK

:  to dig up with a tusk; also :  to gash with a tusk

First Known Use of TUSK

1629
TUSK Defined for Kids

tusk

noun \ˈtəsk\

Definition of TUSK for Kids

:  a very long large tooth (as of an elephant or walrus) that sticks out when the mouth is closed and is used especially in digging and fighting
Medical Dictionary

tusk

noun \ˈtəsk\

Medical Definition of TUSK

:  an elongated greatly enlarged tooth that projects when the mouth is closed and serves for digging food or as a weapon; broadly :  a long protruding tooth

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