eyetooth

noun
eye·​tooth | \ ˈī-ˈtüth How to pronounce eyetooth (audio) \

Definition of eyetooth

: a canine tooth of the upper jaw

Examples of eyetooth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The regiment earned renown for leading thousands of men in the July 18, 1863, storming of Fort Wagner, an eyetooth in the jaw of defenses around Charleston Harbor. Washington Post, "How a forensic artist attempted to re-create the face of a Black Civil War soldier," 28 Dec. 2020 Audra’s prodigious knowledge of people’s names, faces and bewildering, often pointless personal details — that someone recently broke an eyetooth on a bagel, for example — is an animating force in the book. Lydia Kiesling, New York Times, "A Debut Novel Asks, What if His First Wife Was the One?," 7 July 2017 But what sort of capitalist swine wouldn’t give his eyeteeth for one? John Brownlee, WIRED, "The Birthday Gifts of Josef Stalin, Bloodthirsty Communist Dictator!," 16 Nov. 2006

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First Known Use of eyetooth

1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Eyetooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eyetooth. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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eyetooth

noun

English Language Learners Definition of eyetooth

: a pointed tooth

eyetooth

noun
eye·​tooth | \ ˈī-ˈtüth How to pronounce eyetooth (audio) \
plural eyeteeth\ -​ˈtēth \

Kids Definition of eyetooth

: a canine tooth of the upper jaw

eyetooth

noun
eye·​tooth | \ ˈī-ˈtüth How to pronounce eyetooth (audio) \
plural eyeteeth\ -​ˈtēth How to pronounce eyetooth (audio) \

Medical Definition of eyetooth

: a canine tooth of the upper jaw

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