egg tooth

noun

Definition of egg tooth

: a hard sharp prominence on the beak of an unhatched bird or the nose of an unhatched reptile that is used to break through the eggshell

Examples of egg tooth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After years when Acuras tended to look like either gussied up Hondas or overwrought attempts to stand out — who else remembers the brand-wide nose job that looked like a baby bird’s egg tooth? Tribune News Service, cleveland, 6 Feb. 2021 After years when Acuras tended to look like either gussied up Hondas or overwrought attempts to stand out — who else remembers the brand-wide nose job that looked like a baby bird’s egg tooth? Tribune News Service, cleveland, 6 Feb. 2021 After years when Acuras tended to look like either gussied up Hondas or overwrought attempts to stand out — who else remembers the brand-wide nose job that looked like a baby bird’s egg tooth? Tribune News Service, cleveland, 6 Feb. 2021 After years when Acuras tended to look like either gussied up Hondas or overwrought attempts to stand out — who else remembers the brand-wide nose job that looked like a baby bird’s egg tooth? Tribune News Service, cleveland, 6 Feb. 2021 After years when Acuras tended to look like either gussied up Hondas or overwrought attempts to stand out — who else remembers the brand-wide nose job that looked like a baby bird’s egg tooth? Tribune News Service, cleveland, 6 Feb. 2021 After years when Acuras tended to look like either gussied up Hondas or overwrought attempts to stand out — who else remembers the brand-wide nose job that looked like a baby bird’s egg tooth? Tribune News Service, cleveland, 6 Feb. 2021 After years when Acuras tended to look like either gussied up Hondas or overwrought attempts to stand out — who else remembers the brand-wide nose job that looked like a baby bird’s egg tooth? Tribune News Service, cleveland, 6 Feb. 2021 After years when Acuras tended to look like either gussied up Hondas or overwrought attempts to stand out — who else remembers the brand-wide nose job that looked like a baby bird’s egg tooth? Tribune News Service, cleveland, 6 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of egg tooth

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Egg tooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/egg%20tooth. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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