toothing

noun tooth·ing \ ˈtüthiŋ , -üt͟h- , -ēŋ \

Definition of toothing

plural -s
1 a :an arrangement, formation, or projection consisting of or containing teeth or parts resembling teeth :indentation, serration
b :an arrangement of bricks alternately projecting at the end of a wall to permit bonding into a later continuation of the wall
2 :the act or process of furnishing with teeth or a tooth

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Origin and Etymology of toothing

in sense 1, from 1tooth + -ing; in sense 2, from gerund of 2tooth


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