buck·​tooth | \ ˈbək-ˈtüth How to pronounce bucktooth (audio) \

Definition of bucktooth

: a large protruding front tooth

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Other Words from bucktooth

bucktoothed \ ˈbək-​ˌtütht How to pronounce bucktoothed (audio) \ adjective

Examples of bucktooth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The enormous balloon rodent loomed large on the streets of New York and across the country, with its buckteeth, menacing claws and crimson eyes drawing attention to the grievances of union protesters who had inflated it. Michael Gold, New York Times, "Scabby, the Giant Inflatable Union Protest Rat, Faces Extermination," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of bucktooth

1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Bucktooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucktooth. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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buck·​tooth | \ -ˈtüth How to pronounce bucktooth (audio) \
plural buckteeth

Medical Definition of bucktooth

: a large projecting front tooth

Other Words from bucktooth

buck-toothed \ -​ˈtütht How to pronounce buck-toothed (audio) \ adjective

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