tusk


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

noun \ˈtəsk\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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