Definition of toothpick
: a pointed instrument (such as a slender tapering piece of wood) for removing food particles lodged between the teeth
Recent Examples of toothpick from the Web
Hot chicken comes staked to a piece of white bread with pickles either on the side or on the toothpick holding the entire creation together.
Unwrap and slice into 4 servings, securing each with a toothpick.
Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
As Stefan Sirucek reported for National Geographic in 2013, Neanderthal remains from a cave near Valencia, Spain, also suggest that our evolutionary siblings used toothpicks to clean their teeth.
A 10-year-old in Xinjiang, west China was hurt by a toothpick crossbow in his right eye last Sunday, resulting in an irreversible eyesight loss, reports the local Urumqi Evening News.
The same design has parents freaking out over a toy crossbow designed to shoot toothpicks that's being manufactured and sold in China for as little as seven yuan, or $1.
Bake: Divide the batter evenly among the liners and bake until the tops are just dry to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean (some may be slightly golden on the sides before this happens), 17-19 minutes.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes.
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First Known Use of toothpick
TOOTHPICK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of toothpick for English Language Learners
: a short, pointed stick used for removing small pieces of food from between your teeth
TOOTHPICK Defined for Kids
Definition of toothpick for Students
: a pointed instrument for removing bits of food caught between the teeth
Medical Definition of toothpick
: a pointed instrument (as a slender tapering piece of wood) used for removing food particles lodged between the teeth
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