saber-toothed

adjective
sa·​ber-toothed | \ ˈsā-bər-ˌtütht How to pronounce saber-toothed (audio) \

Definition of saber-toothed

: having long sharp canine teeth

First Known Use of saber-toothed

1849, in the meaning defined above

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