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tusk

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noun \ˈtəsk\

Simple Definition of tusk

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tusk

  1. 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. 2 :  one of the small projections on a tusk tenon

tusked play \ˈtəskt\ adjective
tusklike play \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


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tusk

transitive verb

Definition of tusk

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



1629

First Known Use of tusk

1629


TUSK Defined for Kids

tusk

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noun \ˈtəsk\

Definition of tusk for Students

  1. :  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

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noun \ˈtəsk\

Medical Definition of tusk

  1. :  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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